Marble Mask

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The Marble Mask: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries #11) By Archer Mayor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979861307
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Published: Ampress - January 1st, 2007

According to Booklist, The Marble Mask, Archer Mayors latest Vermont mystery, "energizes what was already an outstanding series." Before turning his hand to fiction, Archer Mayor wrote history books. His knowledge and appreciation of history and the Vermont countryside shine through in The Marble Mask. In this eleventh book, the series changes a bit. The main character—Joe Gunther, a Brattleboro, Vermont cop—becomes the head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. The task force is responsible for major crimes statewide which takes the story out of Brattleboro.

In The Marble Mask, the VBIs first case takes the force to Stowe, Vermont when a fifty-year-old corpse is discovered on Mount Mansfield. The body turns out to be an old-time smuggler from Sherbrooke, Quebec who was the patriarch of a powerful crime ring. This discovery reveals clues that point the way to a priceless marble mask that was sculpted by Michelangelo and stolen during World War II. The amount of history in this book adds wonderful depth to Mayors tightly woven series as Joe Gunther deals with cops and crooks on both sides of the border. The changes Mayor has made in this entertaining police procedural are refreshing and Kirkus Reviews accurately claims, "Warmhearted, streetwise Joe, the quintessential good cop, continues to be the strength of this estimable series."

Green Mountain Farm

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Green Mountain Farm By Elliott Merrick, Lawrence Millman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Elliott Merrick, Lawrence Millman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780881504354
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Published: Countryman Press - November 17th, 1999

Originally written more than 50 years ago, this book still delights. In 1934, Merrick and his wife bought a dilapidated farm where he planned to become a famous writer. The book describes how the Merrick family survived, through hard work, love of the land, and a good sense of humor. This is still one of the best evocations of the joys of living in the Vermont countryside.

A Pair for the Queen

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A Pair for the Queen By B. Comfort Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393319132
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 1999

Tish McWhinny looks into a murder at a local dog show in this fifth in a series set in the Stratton area of Vermont. Comfort portrays the local community through the eyes of her elderly detective. Other whimsical McWhinny mysteries in print include Phoebe's Knee, Grave Consequences, The Cashmere Kid and Elusive Quarry. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Green Mountains, Dark Tales

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Green Mountains, Dark Tales By Joseph A. Citro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584651345
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University Press of New England - April 1st, 2001

Every state needs someone like Joe Citro to weave fact and myth and explore its perplexities and oddities. Publisher's Weekly accurately describes this book as a, "A hybrid of journalism and legend, this wide-ranging, well researched collection of Vermont folklore consists of 31 tall tales, peculiarities, stories of the supernatural and modern mysteries... Accounts of witches, mirages, eccentrics, monsters and mysterious creatures are, like all the tales in this book, carefully detailed short pieces... Citro's rugged morsels make for quirky amusement."

Nine Months to Gettysburg: Stannard's Vermonters and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge

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Nine Months to Gettysburg: Stannard's Vermonters and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge By Howard Coffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881509670
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Published: Countryman Press - September 19th, 2011

This is the story of the Second Vermont Brigade, formed to serve in the Civil War for only nine months. Shortly before their rather routine tour of duty ended, the men were sent to Gettysburg, where they were instrumental in repelling Pickett's charge. A compelling story of the Vermonters and their experiences, told largely through letters, diaries and memoirs. Illustrated. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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