Archer Mayor's 30th Joe Gunther mystery surprises the reader by introducing a reporter for the local newspaper and a private detective. Both are spunky women who aid the investigation. Not being police, the two can investigate in ways police can't. How do the murders of a small time drug dealer and a thief fit in with mysterious goings on at a prep school? The interactions between the women investigators and police in solving the crimes make for an enjoyable read.— Sarah Knight
Part of the Joe Gunther series, this is a great new edition that you can just dive right into. This novel is almost like a spin off of the series, bringing in a new generation of crime solvers. At the heart of this novel are two young women--private investigator Sally and reporter Rachel--who work together to connect the seemingly random murders of shady locals and go where Gunter’s police force cannot. I loved seeing the friendship between Sally and Rachel unfold and they begin to trust each other. It’s a slow read to start, but once you get hooked on the characters and mystery plot it’s a great read! — Kirstin Swartz
The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.
It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.
Bomber's Moon is Archer Mayor’s latest entry in the Joe Gunther series and it may just be his best yet.
Two young women form the heart of this tale. One, an investigative reporter, the other a private investigator. Uneasy allies from completely different walks of life, they work together—around and sometimes against Joe Gunther and his VBI cops—in an attempt to connect the murders of a small town drug dealer, a smart, engaging, fatally flawed thief, and the tangled, political, increasingly dark goings on at a prestigious prep school.
While Gunther and the VBI set about solving the two murders, Sally Kravitz and Rachel Reiling combine their talents and resources to go where the police cannot, from working undercover at Thorndike Academy, to having clandestine meetings with criminals for their insider’s knowledge of Vermont’s unexpectedly illicit underbelly.
But there is a third element at work. A malevolent force, the common link in all this death and chaos, is hard at work sowing mayhem to protect its ancient, vicious, very dark roots.