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Publisher's Summary

In Archer Mayor’s intriguing new Vermont-based mystery, The Orphan’s Guilt, a straightforward traffic stop snowballs into a homicide investigation after Joe Gunther and his fellow investigators peel back layer upon layer of history and personal heartbreak to learn a decades-old hidden truth.

John Rust is arrested for drunk driving by a Vermont state trooper. Looking to find mitigating circumstances, John’s lawyer hires private eye Sally Kravitz to look into the recent death of John’s younger brother, purportedly from a childhood brain injury years earlier. But what was the nature of that injury, and might its mechanism point more to murder than to natural causes? That debate brings in Joe Gunther and his team.

Gunther’s efforts quickly uncover an ancient tale of avarice, betrayal, and vengeance that swirled around the Rust boys growing up. Their parents and the people they consorted with - forgotten, relentless, but now jolted to action by this simple set of circumstances - emerge with a destructive passion. All while the presumably innocent John Rust mysteriously vanishes with no explanation.

©2020 Archer Mayor (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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  • JAMES JONES
  • 29-04-2021

liked all the novels. More Joe is needed

I like all the characters and they are evolving. But more Joe Gunther in the story is needed. Or phase him out.

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  • Virginia Drake
  • 09-08-2021

Pass This Trash

I've read almost every Joe Gunther story out over the years from ArchervMayor. This one was a zero. No direct story just a lot of descriptive nonsense and same voice reading. Horrible yet I kept hoping that it would change. But it ended up being nothing more than a burden to endure. One good thing? I'm over Archer Mayor for good!

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  • Janice F.
  • 07-08-2021

love Joe Gunther

I love this series and cant wait til the next one to come out. I have listen to the series 3 times now. Tom Taylorson is the best narrator for the series.

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  • Anat Hoffman
  • 28-05-2021

Not his best

He is still my favorite detective writer.He is still very good.But in comparison to his previous work this one is a little disappointing

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  • Hepcat89
  • 10-05-2021

This series just keeps getting better

There is fast paced action and a thrilling mystery in this book.

I listen to these as if I personally know the constant characters.

I look forward to the next one.

This series is wholly dependent upon Tom Taylorson as a Master Storyteller!

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  • Jaime's Reviews
  • 01-05-2021

Loved it

What a Great Joe Gunther book! Although Joe wasn’t front and center in this book he still played a pivotal role while helping Racheal along the way. This book seemed to have flown by unlike some of the other Gunther novels. I hope there will be more where this came from.

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