The Midcoast’s Paul Doiron, author of the popular Mike Bowditch series of mysteries set in Maine, will be at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release that day of “Knife Creek,” his newest book in the series. Doiron will give a brief talk on how the series evolved and his writing process, followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing.

Doiron’s novels are known for their lucid prose, enigmatic and atmospheric descriptions of Maine’s landscape and compelling characters. “Knife Creek,” the eighth in the Bowditch series, finds Game Warden Mike Bowditch and his girlfriend, Stacey, in the woods of western Maine — with the job of killing feral pigs that have migrated into the state and pose a serious environmental threat. In his Author’s Note, Doiron is quick to state that feral swine are not invading Maine — “Not yet, anyway …”

Feral swine aside, Mike and Stacey make a horrific discovery of a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing is evidence suggesting that the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.

Doiron began the series with the 2010 release of “The Poacher’s Son.” His books have received countless prestigious regional and national awards, including the Maine Literary Award (three times). His novels have been translated into 10 languages. It is especially appropriate that Doiron will be at Left Bank Books just before Father’s Day (June 18), because he writes elegantly and insightfully about the often complex relationship between fathers and sons.

Doiron was the editor-in-chief of Down East Magazine from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. He is a native of Maine, graduated with a degree in English from Yale University, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission; a current member of the Maine Humanities Council; and a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly-fishing.

Seating is limited at this free event and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 338-9009 or emailing Copies of all of Doiron’s books will be available for purchase. Left Bank Books is located downtown, across the street from the police station. Ample parking is available in front of the shop and in an adjacent public lot.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or