Three Can Keep a Secret (Joe Gunther Mysteries) (Paperback)

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“The hunt for a serial killer is further complicated in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene as Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team help in flood rescue efforts and the search for a missing mental patient. The swirling waters soon unearth a host of secrets and a possible political cover-up. Three Can Keep a Secret is another worthy addition to a well-written mystery series.”
— David Wilson, Mystery on Main Street, Brattleboro, VT


Archer Mayor's New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together

"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." --Ben Franklin

Joe Gunther and his team--the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI)--are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcement whenever they need expertise and back-up. But after the state is devastated by Hurricane Irene, the police from one end of the state are taxed to their limits, leaving Joe Gunther involved in an odd, seemingly unrelated series of cases. In the wake of the hurricane, a seventeen year old gravesite is exposed, revealing a coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.

At the same time, an old, retired state politician turns up dead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsure that he wasn't murdered. And a patient who calls herself The Governor has walked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. It turns out that she was indeed once "Governor for a Day," over forty years ago, but that she might have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealing something that she saw all those years ago. Amidst the turmoil and the disaster relief, it's up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened with the two corpses--one missing--and what secret "The Governor" might have still locked in her brain that links them all.

About the Author

In addition to being a bestselling novelist, ARCHER MAYOR is an investigator for the sheriff's department, the state medical examiner, and has twenty-five years of experience as a firefighter/EMT. His Joe Gunther series includes Tag Man, Red Herring, and Paradise City. He lives in Newfane, Vermont.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250054685
ISBN-10: 1250054680
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 324
Language: English
Series: Joe Gunther Mysteries (Paperback)