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My Review of Paul Doiron’s New Crime Novel, “Knife Creek”

In Knife Creek, Paul Doiron’s eighth crime novel featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, the characters are so well-drawn that you can reach out and shake their hands, and the rural landscape is so vividly portrayed that you can smell … Continue reading

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“Widowmaker” by Paul Doiron: My Review

Widowmaker, book seven in Paul Doiron’s fine series of crime novels, sends game warden Mike Bowditch deep into the snowbound mountains of northern Maine, where future Olympians train at an exclusive ski academy, military interrogators train at a top-secret installation, … Continue reading

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My Review of Paul Doiron’s “The Bone Orchard”

The Bone Orchard is Paul Doiron’s fifth crime novel in his fine series featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. The book is both a rich exploration of character and a satisfying mystery story. I highly recommend it. You can find … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Crime Novels of 2013

It’s time, once again, for the annual list of the crime novels I most admired this year. Of course, I haven’t read everything, so I’m sure I missed some great work. Don’t hesitate to list your favorites in the comment section below. … Continue reading

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“Massacre Pond” Another Winner from Paul Doiron

Here’s what I say about Massacre Pond, Paul Doiron’s new crime novel, in my Associated Press review: Doiron fashions a tense and clever mystery peopled by characters you could well meet by wandering into the wrong Down East bar. As … Continue reading

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Revised Top 10 List: Best Crime Novels of 2012

When I first posted my list of the ten best crime novels of 2012, I forgot to include one of my favorites, Joseph Olshan’s brilliant literary tale, Cloudland. I don’t have the heart to delete any of the others to … Continue reading

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My Review of “Bad Little Falls” By Paul Doiron.

Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron’s new crime novel, Bad Little Falls, has just been published, and it’s another winner. My review for the Associated Press begins this way: Maine game warden Mike Bowditch should have learned by now that he … Continue reading

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The Ten Best Crime Novels of 2011

This was a great year for crime fiction, so perhaps it would be better to call these my favorites, rather than the best. Or maybe I should just say that of the ones I’ve read, these are the ten I … Continue reading

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When Competing Against Friends for Writing Awards, the Best Result is a Tie

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself competing with two new friends, Paul Doiron and Hilary Davidson, for some of the same writing awards, and I love how it has turned out. My novel, Rogue Island,  won the Mystery … Continue reading

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My Review of “Trespasser” by Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron was an Edgar Award finalist for his first crime novel. The sequel, Trespasser is even better. Once again, the protagonist is a Maine game warden named Mike Bowditch. And once again, the writing is superb, the story is … Continue reading

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