Paul Doiron, editor of Down East magazine, has written another gripping murder mystery that takes place on the coast of Maine. He will read and sign his newest novel Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 32 Washington St. in the Knox Mill complex.

“Trespasser” brings back Maine game warden Mike Bowditch to solve a crime that at first looks like the hit-and-run killing of a deer but soon develops into a much more dramatic story. Doiron brings the rugged Maine landscape vividly to life. Maine’s “mud season,” a time when the weather is unpredictable and new life struggles to emerge from the snow, becomes a metaphor for Bowditch’s internal struggles.

Doiron investigates the old conflicts between Maine locals and rich summer residents, and his heart-pounding account of Bowditch’s four-wheeling chase through the woods is a masterpiece of high-octane narrative. Doiron’s first novel, “The Poacher’s Son,” was a huge success last summer and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for the best mystery of the year.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to