Nobody had liked old man Oberfeldt, as the lack of initiative revealed. A gun that was used in a previous crime resurfaces and Joe becomes quite determined to solve not only the new crime but to readdress an old one. A few critics complained a Set in Brattleboro, Vermont, The Surrogate Thief explores yet another facet of the life of Joe Gunther, head of the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Slight rubbing to dust jacket, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked; a very neat, tight copy. Things better improve from here. Since then, a new novel has been published every year, typically in the fall.
Vista Estates was to hell and gone, almost out of town, and proffering neither vistas nor estates. But instinct and vanity pushed him toward the direct approach. The guilty man eventually appeared to be a well-known, small-time crook, but enough time had elapsed for him to vanish. Similarly, they also bear the brunt of a dangerous and unstable profession, and are as exposed to the vagaries of the sea as their landlocked medieval forebears were to drought, disease, and foreign invasion. A detective will be right out. Winner of 2004 New England Award for Fiction.
There was a woman behind him, crying. He and his team then solve an old cold case as well as handle current crimes related to that cold case. He didn't know this address specifically, but he judged himself pretty adept at handling domestics. Glancing at the liner notes, I thought that I had missed this Joe Gunther outing, but — no — we had I picked this book up more or less at random from among the Archer Mayor books on offer at the Public Library to read as part of my Bump Memorial Library research. Mayor, in fact Oh so much promise! Suspected of homicide thirty-two years ago in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Archer Mayor The surrogate thief Chapter 1 Dispatch to 0-30. Now, 30 years later, the gun used in that murder has resurfaced giving Joe the opportunity of solving the case, and looking at his relationship with his long-term relationship with his current love, Gail. It is tiny, rural, landlocked, un-industrialized, politically quirky, among the whitest states in the Union, and the 49th in population. No neighborhood canvass had been conducted, no evidence collected, no statements or photographs taken. And I talked to them, too. If you're looking for a procedural full of serial killers, this isn't it. Gunther has moved from chief of detectives of the Brattleboro, Vermont, police department to second in command of the newly established Vermont Bureau of Investigation.
The town in those days was a magnet for teenagers on the loose, who often threw eggs or paint at store windows for the hell of it. Despite the hour, all across town, Ron had people digging for more. For somewhere on the idyllic Brattleboro streets stalks a long-lost murderer who never quite disappeared-and with Joe's renewed interest, now has good reason to kill again. That's when I figured I better call for backup. Fine in very good dust jacket. Book has tanning, dust jacket and book have light shelf wear. I asked Dispatch to get hold of the chief and Billy Manierre, but no luck so far.
Good thing the trailer park's half empty. Mayor devotes much of the year researching various components of his novel, in addition to working as a death investigator for the Vermont State Medical Examiner's office and as a deputy for the Windham County Sheriff's Dept. Which in turn was helping to enhance one of the pillars of good negotiation: information gathering. The novel is thus a bit unfocused and aimless. Constantine rivals Mayor in his mastery of the small-town procedural Gatekeeper, 2003, etc. Since the unit was unfamiliar to him, he'd merely put it down instead of hanging it up as he might have normally.
Thirty years earlier store owner Klaus Ober-feldt was robbed and beaten senseless. Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a vivid landscape are the foundation of Archer Mayor's award-winning New England thrillers. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. The case brings back painful memories for Joe, whose wife was dying of cancer at the time of the murder case that he never solved. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy.
All traces of initial swagger vanished at last in the response. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. People under stress didn't need a friendly ear. We fished him out of the water early this morning. This was too much of a coincidence for Joe, and he puts the case into high gear. Adding Washburn's built-in animosity for him wasn't going to make it easier.
The door flew open without warning, revealing a large man with a beard, a T-shirt, and an oversize revolver in his hand pointed at the floor. Mayor, in fact, does not develop this bad guy's character at all beyond a surface physical description. To complicate matters, Joe's girlfriend Gail is running for a state Senate seat that strains their relationship. Mayor is an excellent writer whose books are always a pleasure to read. He wondered how it would feel to finally speak with the elusive ghost of a half a lifetime.
He and his team then solve an old cold case as well as handle current crimes related to that cold case. He drew in a deep breath, both enjoying the cool summer air and preparing himself for the show of command he saw coming, and set off down the driveway. Now, 30 years later, the gun used in that murder has resurfaced giving Joe the opportunity of solving the case, and looking at his relationship with his long-term relationship with his current love, Gail. Over the years he has battled drug pushers and corporate swindlers, grappled with environmental conspirators, and foiled gangs and home invaders. At that time, store owner Klaus Oberfeldt was robbed and beaten senseless.