New York Times bestselling author and Vermont deputy sheriff & death investigator ARCHER MAYOR will read from his 23rd Joe Gunther detective novel "PARADISE CITY" (St. Martin's Press) and discuss researching the book's Boston and Northampton settings. The Chicago Tribune describes the Joe Gunther series as “the best police procedurals being written in America.”
In "Paradise City," Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across Vermont. 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, Mass.