Doiron brings ‘Bone Orchard’ to library

Aug 22, 2014
Paul Doiron

Camden — Bestselling local author Paul Doiron will speak Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library about his new book, “The Bone Orchard.” Doiron’s novels, which feature Maine game warden Mike Bowditch as the main character, are quite popular, with plotting and strong characters to raise them above the crime-novel pack.

The series takes place in rural Maine, and Doiron shares an extensive knowledge of the woods and culture of northern Maine as a Registered Maine Guide; he also is former editor-in-chief of Down East Magazine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. “The Poacher’s Son,” the first in his series, won the Barry and Strand Critics awards for Best First Novel; and was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Macavity awards in the same category. Doiron lives on a trout stream with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

In the fifth book in the Mike Bowditch series, the Maine game warden has resigned his position following a family tragedy and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of “suicide by cop,” he begins having second thoughts about his decision. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the sniper responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend’s secret past — just as a beautiful woman from his own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the apple orchards and blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is.

There will be a book signing after Doiron’s talk.

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

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