Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor audiobook

Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel

By Archer Mayor
Read by Tom Taylorson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Joe Gunther Mysteries: Book 24

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Archer Mayor’s New York Times bestselling Joe Guntherseries returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mentalpatient, 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 enforcementwhenever they need expertise and backup. But after the state is devastated byHurricane 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. Inthe wake of the hurricane, a seventeen-year-old gravesite is exposed, revealinga coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains. At the same time, an old retired state politician turns updead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsurethat he wasn’t murdered. And a patient who calls herself the Governor haswalked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. Itturns out she was indeed once “Governor for a Day,” over forty years ago, and shemight have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealingsomething she saw all those years ago. Amid the turmoil and the disasterrelief, it’s up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened withthe two corpses—one missing—and what secret the Governor might have stilllocked in her brain that links them all.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the October 2013 Indie Next List

Archer Mayor’s New York Times bestselling Joe Guntherseries returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mentalpatient, 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 enforcementwhenever they need expertise and backup. But after the state is devastated byHurricane 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. Inthe wake of the hurricane, a seventeen-year-old gravesite is exposed, revealinga coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.

At the same time, an old retired state politician turns updead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsurethat he wasn’t murdered. And a patient who calls herself the Governor haswalked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. Itturns out she was indeed once “Governor for a Day,” over forty years ago, and shemight have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealingsomething she saw all those years ago. Amid the turmoil and the disasterrelief, it’s up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened withthe two corpses—one missing—and what secret the Governor might have stilllocked in her brain that links them all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Settling in with a new Joe Gunther novel is like catching up with old friends…This twenty-fourth entry in a wonderful series is very close to Mayor’s best.” Booklist (starred review)
“Hurricane Irene and its devastating aftermath provide the backdrop for Mayor’s enjoyable twenty-fourth Joe Gunther novel. During the chaos of the storm, mental patient Carolyn Barber (aka the Governor) goes missing from the Vermont State Hospital. Shortly thereafter, a once-prominent politician is found dead in his retirement home under suspicious circumstances…While the two different cases could be confusing to readers, Mayor handles each adeptly and shrewdly, bringing them to separate and startling conclusions.” Publishers Weekly
“Sweeping through Joe Gunther’s Vermont, Hurricane Irene leaves a lot more damage in her wake than power outages and floods…A deft mix of storm stories, political shenanigans, small-town procedural stuff, and some pretty shocking buried secrets. One of Joe’s best.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Archer Mayor

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English