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.
Praise for Stay Hidden: Outstanding. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Doiron captures the stark beauty of his setting without averting his eyes from the sick and starving wildlife, the rancorous feuds among the lobstermen or the homicidal impulses that push islanders off the deep end. --New York Times Book Review Doiron is at his finest...a marvel of a thriller...filled with unpredictable twists and a cast of believable characters. --Shelf Awareness Maine author Paul Doiron provides readers yet another sharp twist. --Portland Press Herald The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron's strongest novel yet. --Booklist (starred review) A bona fide contender for best crime novel of the year. --Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy Praise for the Mike Bowditch mysteries: The characters are so well-drawn you can almost reach out and shake their hands, and the rural landscape is so vividly portrayed that the reader can smell wildflowers, marvel at the swarms of fireflies and feel the sting of the blood-thirsty insects. But the author's finest achievement is the evolution of Mike Bowditch himself. --Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press on Knife Creek Doiron [makes] the Maine woods live and breathe... Multidimensional characters and a high level of suspense help make this a winner. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Precipice Gripping . . . Doiron has reached a new level in his craft, putting him, without a doubt, among the best crime writers working today. --Portland Press Herald Breathless pacing, dark humor, wildlife, and vivid characters. --Boston Globe on Widowmaker Paul Doiron is shaping up as the Tony Hillerman of the east. . . . presenting central characters who are brave and brainy but all too human and fallible . . . [Doiron's] storytelling is always enthralling. --Toronto Star