Archer Mayor's Open Season is a full-cast audio drama adaptation of chapter one of the first book in the bestselling Joe Gunther murder mystery series. Open Season concerns a mysterious man in a ski mask who forces the police to reopen an old murder case by compromising all the members of the old jury. Vermont detective Joe Gunther soon realizes that his department is being used as a stalking horse to flush out the real murderer. He must discover who that person is, before the man in the ski mast gets to him first. Upon its release in 1988, The New Yorker praised the author's storytelling: "It is our good fortune that Mr. Mayor's skills are equal to the vigor of his imagination."