Local author goes on tour
BRATTLEBORO- “Bomber’s Moon,” out September 24, marks New York Times best selling author Archer Mayor’s 30th novel in the highly-acclaimed Vermont-based Joe Gunther mystery series.
Detective Joe Gunther worked for the Brattleboro police department and is now a special agent for the fictional Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Books about his case-solving prowess have appeared once a year since 1988 and has been published in five languages. They routinely gather high praise from such sources as The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker, often appearing on annual 10-best lists.
Mayor loosely bases his novels on his actual experience in the field. Over the past 30 years he has served as a firefighter/EMT and a police officer, and he continues to work as a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Mayor’s earlier employment in other fields also informs his books. A graduate of Yale, he has been a scholarly editor, historian, researcher, and photographer, as well as a political advance man and a medical illustrator.
“Bomber’s Moon” features two strong young women, one a hardboiled introvert, the other a trusting extrovert, who are unlikely partners and both embroiled in the same crime from opposite angles.
To celebrate the launch of “Bomber’s Moon,” there will be a book party and signing on Tuesday, October 2, from 4 to 6 pm, at The Mill in East Arlington with Northshire Bookstore, and a reading and book discussion at Bartleby’s Books, in Wilmington, on Saturday, October 12, at 5 pm. Preorder a copy by calling (802) 464-5424. There will also be a celebration and book signing at Brooks Memorial Library on Saturday, October 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with Everyone’s Books. All are open to the public.
During October and November Mayor will make several appearances throughout New England. A list of events can be found on his website at archermayor.com/events.