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Paul Doiron is the editor-in-chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Paul is a Registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

Genres: Mystery
Mike Bowditch Mystery
   1. The Poacher's Son (2010)
   2. Trespasser (2011)
   3. Bad Little Falls (2012)
   4. Massacre Pond (2013)
   4.5. The Bear Trap (2015)
   5. The Bone Orchard (2014)
   6. The Precipice (2015)
   7. Widowmaker (2016)
   8. Knife Creek (2017)
   Rabid (2018)
   9. Stay Hidden (2018)
   Backtrack (2019)
   10. Almost Midnight (2019)
   The Imposter (2020)
   11. One Last Lie (2020)
   The Caretaker (2021)
   12. Dead by Dawn (2021)
   Skin and Bones (2022)
   13. Hatchet Island (2022)
   Snakebit (2023)
   14. Dead Man's Wake (2023)
   15. Pitch Dark (2024)
Omnibus editions
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2011) : The Poacher's Son
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2011) : The Poacher's Son

Paul Doiron recommends
Lay This Body Down (2023)
(Gideon Stoltz Mystery, book 3)
Charles Fergus
"Strong, well-drawn characters, rich attention to natural detail, and a haunting narrative make this a series to get excited about."
The Second Mother (2020)
Jenny Milchman
"Jenny Milchman is one of the best suspense writers at work today, and The Second Mother is a page turner extraordinaire. Milchman takes the nostalgic daydream of teaching in a one-room schoolhouse and turns it ever so slowly into an urgent nightmare. That the story is set on a remote island off the coast of Maine - one of the most claustrophobic places a stranger can ever set foot - is an added bonus."
Winter at the Door (2015)
(Lizzie Snow Mystery, book 1)
Sarah Graves
"With Winter at the Door, Sarah Graves has pulled off a small miracle. Through artfully precise language and a plot that kept me turning pages well past my bedtime, she transported me to a North Woods village that seemed utterly real in the vividness of its details and yet almost dreamlike. I got out my map of Maine, looking for the backwoods town of Bearkill, and was surprised when I couldn’t find it. What a fantastic setting, and what a great character in Lizzie Snow. I can’t wait for the next book."
The Silent Girls (2014)
(Canaan Crime, book 1)
Eric Rickstad
"Eric Rickstad's The Silent Girls is a bone-chilling mystery set in one of New England's darkest corners, the kind of place travelers are well-advised to avoid after nightfall. This well-crafted book will have you staying up late, turning pages and afraid to turn off the light."
Available Dark (2012)
(Cass Neary, book 2)
Elizabeth Hand
"Available Dark is dark stuff indeed. Elizabeth Hand takes us on a dangerous and drug-fueled trip through a world of art fetishists, death metal bands, and Nordic blood cults. This book disturbs and delights."

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