Review: Proof Positive by Archer Mayor


Seven Days has a review of Archer Mayor’s latest crime novel (which I sadly haven’t had a chance to pick up yet.)

Archer Mayor wastes no time in presenting a body, and setting up a riveting whodunit, in Proof Positive. That is the point, after all, of detective fiction, and the Newfane author gets to it with alacrity. What sets his Joe Gunther novels — this is Mayor’s 25th — apart in the crowded field of murder mysteries is their Vermont setting. Readers who happen to live in the Green Mountain State get the bonus of familiarity: with the landscape, towns, history and even, at times, the very buildings in which the stories unfold.

It looks as though it’s a typical book from Mayor, which is good: he’s maintained a fairly consistent story over the last 25 books (or two sets of consistent stories in that time). I’m looking forward to reading this one.