A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted new thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch.
A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maq...more
Was it a careless accident of bad judgment and circumstances or was the unfortunate victim an actual victim?
Mike Bowditch, newly sporting the credentials of Maine Warden Investigator, is called out to Maquoit Island off the coast of Maine. Maquoit is the foggiest place on the Atlantic seaboard with that same dense fog having a highly corrosive effect on both metal and ...more
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Stay Hidden is the 9th book in the Mike Bowditch series. This is the first book in this series I've read. ...more
STAY HIDDEN is the ninth Mike Bowditch mystery, and it sees the Maine game warden finding his feet in his new role of Warden Investigator. Doiron, who was a longtime magazine editor in Maine and is a keen outdoorsman (f ...more
Out on Maquoit Island, Ariel Evans lies dead in the yard behind the house she was renting. For Mike Bowditch, who was recently ...more
Author Doiron has added some great twists to this one. This is also different than the previous entries in that it is essentially a traditional "locked room" murder mystery. The "room" is a sparsely-populated island off the coast of Maine. All the residents are, by definition, suspects. Due to circumstances, Bowditch finds himself the lone investigator on the case and must solve it b ...more
In his latest adventure (the ninth of the series), Mike Bowditch adjusts to his new role as an investigator while trying to solve the most head-scratching murder case of his career.
No longer a game warden, Bowditch recently accepted a job promotion to become Maine’s newest warden investigator. When readers catch back up with Mike, he’s got a lot more going on than just trying to get used to the shirt and tie his new gig requires him to wear on ...more
Bowditch, who had been a game warden for six years, is a rookie investigator and is, understandably, nervous about this, his first hunting homicide. Adding to his distress is being flown to the island by Charley Stevens, his mentor and old friend from whom he's been estranged sinc ...more
(Mike Bowditch #9)
Newly appointed as a Warden Investigator, Maine Game Warden is assigned to his first hunting death incident, on an isolated Atlantic island. Mike doesn't exactly acquit himself with glory, though in his defense, this is his first investigation and the islanders are both aloof and secretive. A vacationing woman is shot while hanging laundry, supposedly a hunting accident. Danger and revelation abound, but still Mike perseveres to ultimate discov ...more
Mike is an experienced game warden but has recently been promoted to investigator..and throughout the book he acted like he didn't know what he was doing; like he was someone completely new and out of the academy with no background. He is someone who has moved up the ladder - he has experience and training -instead we are subject to his self-doubt; to others wondering if he can handle the case - it was silly.
The characters on ...more
Mike has been a game warden for six years but a warden investigator for only four months when he is assigned his first hunting homicide. The wom ...more
First, let me say that I am bias to first person narrated novels where the protagonist(s) are isolated from the rest of the world; either in space, under water, the Upper P, or on an island. This ...more
This was my first book by author, Paul Doiron, and my first true crime detective story.
It was a very slow burn for me - but I guess that is how real-life crime investigations go. I found the author took a little long on unveiling things and spent a lot of time on descriptions of the island and overall geography of the story's setting (which was pretty dar ...more
Ariel Evans apparently took a house on Mai ...more
Doiron's writing style seemed choppy and stilted, but the plot did hold my interest. In the end, the Bowditch character solves the case, mostly by dumb luck ...more
Now wait a second , not so fast.
This may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Ariel Evans now may be the community target #1 in the eyes of many as an author who was in the process of writing about the islands notorious hermit.
Just one problem, her rented cottage is void of notes.
Ok, that's a slight problem we cannot overlook.
So let's go on a little trip say we take a ferry and search for answers.
Look who just stepped off the f ...more
Hindering his investigation are the p ...more