THE SURROGATE THIEF (Police Procedural- Vermont/Massachusetts)- VG
Archer Mayor – 15th in series
Mysterious Press, 2004 – Hardcover
As a young detective, Joe Gunther investigated the murder of a local shop owner while dealing his wife’s losing battle with cancer. Now, 30 years later, the gun used in that murder has resurfaced giving Joe the opportunity of solving the case, and looking at his relationship with his long-term relationship with his current love, Gail.
More introspective then previous books, you finally get to know Joe and understand the character in more depth. It’s also a very good procedural as Joe is able to investigate an old crime using new technologies. Mayor is an excellent writer whose books are always a pleasure to read. Highly recommended.