Crosscut is not a Joe Gunther mystery novel. Instead, Archer Mayor writes what Marvel would call an origin story. Crosscut is the story of how Sam Martens got a job with the VBI.

Army vet Martens comes home only to be kicked out by her mother and her new boyfriend. Martens’s decides to investigate the boyfriend. This gets the attention of Joe Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. At the end of the story she gets offered a job.

Crosscut is an interesting short story for fans of Archer Mayor’s Joe Gunther mystery novels series. It includes 3 chapters from the novel Bomber’s Moon. Bomber’s Moon, the thirtieth book in the series features Sally Kravitz and Rachel Reiling

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