When Gail Zigman, town selectwoman and Joe Gunther's companion of many years, is raped, Gunther finds himself caught between the media, local politicians, and a network of well-meaning victims' rights advocates as he tries to put his own feelings aside and follow a trail of evidence. Every lead points to a single obvious suspect, but is the evidence too perfect?
Risking his friendship with Gail, the respect of his peers, and his own life, Lieutenant Gunther keeps digging, hoping to find out if the man they have in jail is rightly there or if the evidence against him is tainted - what police call "fruits of the poisonous tree".
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- Amy M. Pritzl
My new "favorite" mystery series!
Where does Fruits of the Poisonous Tree rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've been looking for over a year for a "new" mystery series and finally I have found Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther series. I love the Joe Gunther character as well as the stories. So many mystery series are outlandish or horrific things are added in for ""shock" value. The Joe Gunther books are just great mystery stories.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Mayor's stories always have a great plot twist near the end and this one does not disappoint. I've listened to five Joe Gunther books in a row and I have not been disappointed by a single one. This story was particularly "edgy" because I care about the characters of Joe and Gail and I worried how they would move on together after the rape. The "frame" of the wrong man and Joe's determination to get to the truth definitely kept me reading / listening.
Which character – as performed by Tom Taylorson – was your favorite?
For me, Tom Taylorson is the voice of Joe Gunther. His voice is Joe's voice. I have never liked it when narrators change in a series.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
No movie could do justice to this story!
Any additional comments?
I'm so happy I found this new mystery series and that I can share it with my mom who is also enjoying it.