Paradise City : A Joe Gunther Novel

Archer Mayor

William Dufris (Narrator)

10-01-12

8hrs 57min

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10-01-12

8hrs 57min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Mayor’s solid twenty-third Joe Gunther novel focuses on a tri-cornered interstate case involving multiple thefts…Fans of this first-rate procedural series will be satisfied.” Publishers Weekly

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across Vermont. Someone, in addition to flats creens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry. Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the "Paradise City" of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gunther, the Boston Police, and the vengeful niece of the murdered old lady convene on Northampton, eager to get to the bottom of the mystery and find the "responsible parties"—although each is motivated to mete out some very different penalties.

Praise

“Mayor’s solid twenty-third Joe Gunther novel focuses on a tri-cornered interstate case involving multiple thefts…Fans of this first-rate procedural series will be satisfied.” Publishers Weekly

“Dufris excels at bringing listeners into the heads of all the characters. The added psychological touch in the point of view gives everything a note of believability that adds to the tension.” AudioFile

“Once again, the long-running and best-selling police procedural series surprises and thrills.” Library Journal

“Understated, occasionally very funny, and very intelligent. In his twenty-third appearance, the Sage of Brattleboro remains as appealing as ever.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2012
Release Date October 1, 2012
Number in Series 23
Series Display String The Joe Gunther Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1349049600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Police Procedurals, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Archer Mayor

Archer Mayor is the New York Times bestselling author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series of mystery novels featuring detective Joe Gunther. He is a past winner of the New England Book Award for his body of work, the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. He also works as a death investigator, a sheriff’s deputy, and a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Vermont.

Narrator Bio
William Dufris

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.

Overview

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across Vermont. Someone, in addition to flats creens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry. Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the "Paradise City" of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gunther, the Boston Police, and the vengeful niece of the murdered old lady convene on Northampton, eager to get to the bottom of the mystery and find the "responsible parties"—although each is motivated to mete out some very different penalties.

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