Red Herring by Archer Mayor
A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries)

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VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) head Joe Gunther and his team are called in to investigate a series of violent deaths that appear unrelated until telltale clues reveal a linkage between them and that all of the deaths are, in fact, murders. However, apart from a single drop of unexplained blood left at each crime scene, there are no obvious connections between the victims or the cases. The police are faced with more questions than answers including what do the mysterious deposits of blood mean, coming as they do from three additional unknown people. In their search for the elusive truth, the VBI must plumb the depths of every suspect's past, every victim's most intimate details, and examine each piece of evidence down to the smallest detail—an examination which includes a trip to the Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island and an exploration of cutting edge forensic technology.


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 September 28, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Joe’s former lover, beautiful, politically ambitious Gail Zigman—“the most talked about woman in the state”—is racing hell-for-leather to the governor’s mansion.

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Review: Vermont Bureau of Investigation officer Joe Gunther must link three murders that are connected only by a single drop of blood — and inexplicably one not from the victim or apparently the killer — in Red Herring, the 21st mystery in this series by Archer Mayor.

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This book is probably one of the best in Archer Mayor’s popular series: A single drop of unexplained blood leads the detective to a complex journey throughout the story and the suspense builds toward an ending which is somehow surprising but equally realistic.

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