Paul Doiron
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Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list. 

His second book, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award, was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller, and has been called a "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" by Booklist. The third novel, Bad Little Falls, was a Bookscan Bestseller and a nominee for the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maine Literary Award. Massacre Pond, the fourth in the series, was an Indie Next pick and an Indie Favorite, as well as Bookscan Bestseller, and Maine Literary Award finalist. The Bone Orchard received a Best of Maine award from Down East. The Precipice was a LibraryReads selection and a RT Top Pick. The seventh Mike Bowditch novel, Widowmaker, was also a LibraryReads selection and a #1 Maine Sunday Telegram bestseller. Published in 2017, Knife Creek was Paul's bestselling novel to date.  The ninth book in the series, Stay Hidden, was recently published.

Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as Editor in Chief from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and a current member of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife Kristen Lindquist.

His novels have been translated into 11 languages: German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, and Finnish. The UK editions of his books are published by Constable & Robinson, a division of Little Brown.

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Best Sellers

    • Poacher's Son

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 713
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 640

    Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good writer -

    • By S. on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rabid

    • A Mike Bowditch Short Mystery
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series, Mike is drawn into the story of a gruesome case from his mentor Charley Steven’s past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but good

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Massacre Pond

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thumbs up

    • By Hanna on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Knife Creek

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs in his district, he makes a horrific discovery - a dead baby buried in a shallow grave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Mystery Maven on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Stay Hidden

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted new audiobook thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another riveting story from Maine's mystery master

    • By Nancy Marshall on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Widowmaker

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Never attempt a Maine accent!!

    • By Jill Lectka on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Trespasser

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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......

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maine Game Warden solves murder!!

    • By Byron on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Precipice

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Levya
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    When two young female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the search to find them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful and Riveting

    • By Steve on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bad Little Falls

    • A Mike Bowditch Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Bad Little Falls is Paul Doiron's newest harrowing thriller, about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstorm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery in the wilds of Downeast Maine

    • By R. Faucher on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Bone Orchard

    • Mike Bowditch, Book 5
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Levya
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    When Mike Bowditch's mentor is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of “suicide by cop,” he begins having second thoughts about his decision to leave the Maine Warden Service....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful book by a favorite author

    • By J. Jackson on 07-24-14

    Regular price: $27.99

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