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Mike Bowditch Mysteries

In Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch Mysteries, a game warden discovers natural predators aren’t the only killers using Maine’s wilderness as a stalking ground in this riveting, thrilling series featuring a hero tormented by his own dark past even as he brings murderers to ground. “Engaging…Doiron could do for Maine what the late Tony Hillerman did for the Southwest in his mysteries featuring Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.” — Bangor Daily News (on The Poacher’s Son)

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Knife Creek
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Knife Creek

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 8)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

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...

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Widowmaker
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Widowmaker

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 7)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

In Paul Doiron's riveting novel Widowmaker, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of Maine

When a mysterious woman...

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The Precipice
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The Precipice

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 6)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

When two female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness—the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail—Maine game warden Mike Bowditch cuts short his romantic getaway with...

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The Bone Orchard
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The Bone Orchard

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 5)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

"The Bone Orchard [is] both a rich exploration of character and a satisfying mystery." —Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press"Excellent . . . Thoughtful plotting and strong characters raise this...

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Massacre Pond
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Massacre Pond

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 4)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

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

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Bad Little Falls
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Bad Little Falls

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 3)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

Anthony- and Edgar-award nominated author Paul Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" (Booklist) with Bad Little Falls, his newest harrowing thriller about the...

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Trespasser

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 2)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

In Paul Doiron's riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award–nominated novel, The Poacher's Son, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch's quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies...

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The Poacher's Son
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The Poacher's Son

Mike Bowditch Mysteries (Volume 1)
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

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

Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to...

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The Bear Trap

Mike Bowditch Mysteries
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

“Breathless pacing, dark humor, wildlife, and vivid characters.” Boston Globe

In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series, legendary...

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The Mike Bowditch Series, Books 1-3
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The Mike Bowditch Series, Books 1-3

Mike Bowditch Mysteries
Paul Doiron
St. Martin's Press

Bestselling author and Edgar-Award finalist Paul Doiron knows Maine better than just about anyone, and in this series that follows Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, he proves it. Here together for...

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The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Paul Doiron's mystery novel The Poacher's Son. 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. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game.

About the author

Paul Doiron

A native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English. The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the Mike Bowditch series, won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

Mark Fleming