Bayswater Book Co. hosts talk with Archer Mayor

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor will sponsor a Tea & Talk with bestselling mystery author Archer Mayor on Friday, October 18th at 4 p.m. at Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor. Mayor will be discussing his newest book "Three Can Keep a Secret," along with his life experiences as a writer and crime investigator.

A former researcher for Time-Life Books and lab technician in Paris, France, Mayor is currently a death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff's Office and a travel writer for AAA. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "the best police procedural written in America," Mayor's 23 mystery novels draw on many of his varied life experiences. Mayor's newest book, "Three Can Keep a Secret," tells the story of detective Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation as they unravel a mystery surrounding an empty coffin and three  suspicious deaths in the turmoil and aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Tickets are $30 and include tea & treats prepared by Lavinia's chef Jeff, as well as a $15 book credit toward Mayor's new paperback "Paradise City" or new hardcover, "Three Can Keep a Secret." Space is limited and tickets sell quickly to reserve a ticket or to purchase a special order copy of the book call 253-8858.