Paul Doiron of Camden will speak about his new book “Trespasser” in the Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series Wednesday, Aug. 31 from noon to 1 p.m.

In Doiron’s riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award-nominated novel “The Poacher’s Son,” Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies in search of a killer who may have gotten away with murder once before. While on patrol one foggy March evening, Bowditch receives a call for help. A woman has reportedly struck a deer on a lonely coast road. When the game warden arrives on the scene, he finds blood in the road, Both the driver and the deer have vanished — and the state trooper assigned to the accident seems strangely unconcerned.

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

Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series takes place in the newly renovated Rines Auditorium, located in the lower level of the main library at 5 Monument Square in Portland. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and tea is provided, and attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. For more information, visit

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