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Author Archer Mayor Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as "the best police procedurals being written in America.”

His latest Joe Gunther novel, Marked Man, is the 32nd novel in the series. Gunther is investigating the death of local philanthropist and millionaire Nathan Lyon, who appeared to die of natural causes. He and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team discover that Lyon was actually Nick Bianchi and his money came from mafia-tainted sources. It’s no surprise that Lyon was a marked man, but as his family members are murdered one by one, Joe must figure out who, among the many, killed him, and stop them before their killing spree claims another.

Mayor is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction - the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor's 22nd Joe Gunther novel, Tag Man, earned a place on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction.

A former detective, EMT, firefighter, and ski patroller, Archer Mayor is currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Where many writers base their books on interviews and research, he loosely bases his highly acclaimed crime series on field experience. The New York Times calls Mayor “the bossman on procedures” and “one of the most sophisticated stylists in the genre.”

Before turning his hand to fiction, Mayor wrote history books, the most notable of which, Southern Timberman: The Legacy of William Buchanan. This book was published in 1988 and very well received; it was republished as a trade paperback in 2009.

Mayor was brought up in the US, Canada and France and had been employed as a scholarly editor, a researcher for Time-Life Books, a political advance-man, a theater photographer, a newspaper writer/editor, a lab technician for Paris-Match Magazine in Paris, France, and a medical illustrator. In addition to writing novels and occasional articles, Mayor gives talks and workshops all around the country, including the Bread Loaf Young Writers conference in Middlebury, Vermont, and the Colby College seminar on forensic sciences in Waterville, Maine.

You can find a signed copy of Marked Man and a collection of other Archer Mayor signed books below.

Archer Mayor Book List and Awards
His website: www.archermayor.com
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Marked Man
Signed First Edition

Marked Man by Archer Mayor

The Orphan's Guilt
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The Orphan's Guilt by Archer Mayor

Bomber's Moon
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Bomber's Moon by Archer Mayor

Bury the Lead
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Bury the Lead by Archer Mayor

Trace
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Trace by Archer Mayor

Presumption of Guilt
Signed First Edition

Presumption of Guilt by Archer Mayor
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Sniper's Wife, The | Mayor, Archer | Book - Advance Reading Copy Mayor, Archer | Sniper's Wife, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2002 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Marble Mask, The | Mayor, Archer | Book - Advance Reading Copy Mayor, Archer | Marble Mask, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.  2000 NY: Mysterious Press

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Gatekeeper | Mayor, Archer | Book - Advance Reading Copy Mayor, Archer | Gatekeeper | Book - Advance Reading Copy

ARC Book. October 2003 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Tucker Peak | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Tucker Peak | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2001 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Price of Malice, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Price of Malice, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2009 NY: St. Martin's Minotaur  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Tucker Peak | Mayor, Archer | First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Tucker Peak | First Edition Copy

2001 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Paradise City | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Paradise City | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2012 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Proof Positive | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Proof Positive | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2014 NY: St. Martin's Press   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Marble Mask, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Mayor, Archer | Marble Mask, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2000 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Sniper's Wife, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Sniper's Wife, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Borderlines | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Mayor, Archer | Borderlines | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback 2007 NY: AM Press First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Chat | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Chat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2007 NY: Grand Central Publishing  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sniper's Wife, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Sniper's Wife, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Mouse | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Second Mouse | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2006 NY: Mysterious Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Occam's Razor | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Occam's Razor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999  NY: Mysterious Press.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Occam's Razor | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Occam's Razor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999  NY: Mysterious Press.  First edition, first printing, near-fine (some toning) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Occam's Razor | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Occam's Razor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999  NY: Mysterious Press.  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Tucker Peak | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Tucker Peak | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2001 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Mouse, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Second Mouse, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2006 NY: Mysterious Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Three Can Keep a Secret | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Three Can Keep a Secret | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2013 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mayor, Archer | Bomber's Moon | Signed First Edition Copy Mayor, Archer | Bomber's Moon | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2019 NY: Minotaur Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bury the Lead | Mayor, Archer | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Bury the Lead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2018 NY: Minotaur Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Surrogate Thief, The | Mayor, Archer | Signed Book Advance Reading Copy Mayor, Archer | Surrogate Thief, The | Signed Book Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2004 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Mayor, Archer | Orphan's Guilt, The | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Orphan's Guilt, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2020 NY: Minotaur First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mayor, Archer | Marked Man | Signed First Edition Book Mayor, Archer | Marked Man | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2021 NY: Minotaur Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Archer Mayor Bibliography


Joe Gunther Series

  1. Open Season - 1988
  2. Borderlines - 1990
  3. Scent of Evil - 1991
  4. The Skeleton's Knee - 1992
  5. Fruits of the Poisonous Tree - 1993
  6. The Dark Root - 1994
  7. The Ragman's Memory - 1995
  8. Bellows Falls - 1996
  9. The Disposable Man - 1997
  10. Occam's Razor - 1999
  11. The Marble Mask - 2000
  12. Tucker Peak - 2001
  13. The Sniper's Wife - 2002
  14. Gatekeeper - 2003
  15. The Surrogate Thief - 2004
  16. St. Albans Fire - 2005
  17. The Second Mouse - 2006
  18. Chat - 2007
  19. "The Catch - 2008
  20. The Price of Malice - 2009
  21. Red Herring - 2010
  22. Tag Man - 2011
  23. Paradise City - 2012
  24. Three Can Keep a Secret - 2013
  25. Proof Positive - 2014
  26. The Company She Kept - 2015
  27. Presumption of Guilt - 2016
  28. Trace - September 2017
  29. Bury the Lead - September 2018
  30. Bomber's Moon - September 2019
  31. The Orphan's Guilt - 2020
  32. Marked Man - 2021

Archer Mayor Awards

  • New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction

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