In November students in Melissa Elwell’s CCV-Brattleboro Introduction to Criminal Justice class were visited by Archer Mayor, author of the bestselling series of Vermont-based police novels.
Mayor, also a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, described the connection between his writing and his investigative work.
“I’m interested in writing about the human condition: the motivating factor isn’t who done it, but why,” he said. “Part of investigative work also hinges on human behavior. You analyze a murder scene in terms of human behavior and human emotion.”