Chat by Archer Mayor
(Joe Gunther Mystery)

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Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a vivid landscape are the foundation of Archer Mayor's award-winning New England thrillers. Now in this suspenseful new novel two investigations will lead Mayor's popular hero Joe Gunther to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where relationships are formed and broken, and nothing is as it seems.

News travels fast in the small state of Vermont. In this tight-knit society, police officers and investigators proudly maintain a kinship that transcends the boundaries of their jurisdictions. When an unidentified body is found in the peaceful town of Brattleboro, local police and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation both appear at the scene.

But before investigator Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence of murder, a family emergency sends him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother have suddenly been threatened. Gunther reaches out to a network of police officers who know him only by name and reputation as he attempts to discover the source of this imminent danger.

Meanwhile, his investigative team chases an elusive murderer who has no apparent ties to the victim. In a state that is more like a neighborhood community, secrets are difficult to keep, and it's sometimes impossible to know who can be trusted. Gunther soon finds himself opposing criminals more menacing than any he has ever encountered in order to save those he holds closest to his heart.

About Archer Mayor

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ARCHER MAYOR is a death investigator, a sheriff's deputy, and a volunteer firefighter and EMT in addition to being a best-selling novelist. He lives in Newfane, Vermont.
Published October 25, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Relationships always drive Mayor's plots, but never more so than in this intricate, suspense-filled 18th Joe Gunther novel (after 2006's ""The Second Mouse"").

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BC Books

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During the last year, I’ve become a fan of Archer Mayor’s Joe Gunther novels.

Nov 23 2007 | Read Full Review of Chat (Joe Gunther Mystery)

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Mayor begins building tension at the very start of his latest Joe Gunther novel set in rural Vermont, with Joe’s mother and brother Leo involved in a suspicious car accident.

Oct 15 2007 | Read Full Review of Chat (Joe Gunther Mystery)

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