Local author Paul Doiron will read from his latest book, “Knife Creek,” answer questions, and sign copies Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.

Setting the bar for outdoor crime fiction, Doiron’s series featuring game warden Mike Bowditch confronts Maine’s landscape — its inhabitants, its wildlife, its indescribable beauty and its harsh realities. In “Knife Creek,” published this month by Down East Books,  Bowditch is threatened with a secret that could cost him his life. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery — a dead baby buried in a shallow grave and evidence suggesting the infant was the child of a young woman presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.

As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren’t who they seem to be. And when violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets.

Doiron is the former editor in chief of Down East magazine. The Maine native earned an English degree at Yale University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. His first Mike Bowditch book, “The Poacher’s Son,” won the Barry Award and the Strand Award for Best First Novel and was been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Macavity awards in the same category.

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