The Massacre Has Begun!

massacre pondMASSACRE POND hit the shelves yesterday, and we’re pleased to tell you that Publishers Weekly named it one of the best new books of the week. It’s also going to be an August Indie Next Pick! See what nice things the critics have to say about Paul Doiron’s fourth Mike Bowditch mystery after the jump!

The Associated Press says, “Doiron fashions a tense and clever mystery peopled by characters you could well meet by wandering into the wrong Down East bar. As usual, he peppers his superbly well-written yarn with evocative descriptions of the state he and Bowditch call home.”

According to Library Journal, “readers following outdoor procedurals will snap up Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s fourth riveting case.”

 The Bangor Daily News calls the book “masterful” and proclaims, “Doiron has quickly become one of the state’s top literary properties. And in Massacre Pond  he raises the bar once again.”

“Massacre Pond is a damn good mystery – full of twists, turns, and clever red herrings. The prose is fantastic, too, with portions of the book reading like a love letter to the Maine woods,” says Criminal Element, urging readers, “Do yourself a favor and order a copy of Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron; it’s not only a thrilling read, but a nuanced one, as well, and as a native of this state, I can assure you – it’s about as close as you can get to the Maine wilderness without leaving your couch.”

Mystery Scene says:

Like Nevada Barr writing about Anne Pigeon, or C. J. Box writing about Joe Pickett, Doiron does a wonderful job of detailing the daunting combination of personal, professional, and political challenges faced by those who work to preserve and protect the nation’s natural resources. Bowditch is an extremely relatable protagonist, whose reactions to the trials and tribulations his creator throws at him are entirely believable. Doiron has also created a fascinating personal life for his hero—readers can see him changing as the series progresses, affected both by his human relationships and his experiences on the job. Besides focusing on his human cast, Doiron, the editor in chief of Down East magazine and a registered Maine guide, also takes great pains to bring Bowditch’s home state of Maine to vivid life.

Paul will be making several appearances in Maine and elsewhere, including a few with fellow ARLA author C.J. Box, so check out his website for more details. More dates will be added soon, so be sure to “like” him on Facebook or sign up for his newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the latest news!


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