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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 in the Mike Bowditch series, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction, 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 is a nominee for the RT Reviewers Choice Aw...more


The fifth Mike Bowditch novel, The Bone Orchard, won't be published for five more months — until July 15. But I have plugged the text into a fun program called Wordle, which highlights the most commonly used names and words in any piece of writing. Consider this word cloud a sneak peek at the story. One name certainly pops out prominently from the others:


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“People disappoint you so often. I hardly knew how to react when they surpassed all your hopes.”
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