Archer Mayor is the New York Times bestselling author of the 30-book police
procedural series featuring detective Joe Gunther. In addition to his writing,
Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and a detective for the Windham County Sheriff's Office.
He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction--the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. He was cited for Excellence in the Arts by the State of Vermont.
Mayor has integrated his actual police experiences with intricately
detailed plot lines into novels that The New York Times has called "dazzling,"
and Booklist has said are "among the best cop stories being written today."
The result adds a depth, detail, and veracity to his characters and their
tribulations that has led The New York Times to call him "The boss man on procedures," and the Arizona Daily Star to write, "Few deliver such well-rounded novels of such consistent high quality."
Archer Mayor--who was brought up in the US, Canada and France--has
been variously employed as a scholarly editor, a researcher for TIME-LIFE Books, a political advance-man, a theater photographer, a newspaper writer/editor,
a lab technician for Paris-Match Magazine in Paris, France, and a medical illustrator.
He is a graduate of Yale University. Before turning his hand to fiction, Archer wrote history books.