Tiny Paladin vs Arctic Predator

It was February 2006 in Ivujivik, meaning “Place where ice accumulates because of strong currents”, or “Sea-ice crash Area”. Nestled in a small, sandy cove, the village of 300 people on the shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec is surrounded by imposing cliffs that plunge into the tormented waters …

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace by Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn continues to charm her readers with her depiction of the “Golden Age” of the 1920s, emphasizing the era’s social, artistic, and cultural dynamism as seen through the eyes of her protagonist, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher. Daisy, wife of Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of the Yard, is …

An Interview with Carola Dunn, author

Although Carola Dunn has lived in the US for 50 years, most of her 60+ books are set in her native England. The twenty-three Daisy Dalrymple mysteries take place in the 1920s and the Cornish mysteries around 1970. Carola’s books have been translated into Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, French, German, Spanish, …

No Man Left Behind

During the Borneo confrontation in 1965, Captain Rambahadur Limbu made three trips into enemy territory. On the first trip, facing heavy gunfire, two of Limbu’s men were shot—one killed and another severely wounded. Before the enemy could advance, Limbu pushed them back with grenades. He then crawled 100 yards across …

An interview with bestselling author Bruce R. Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement from the Portland, Maine police department he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following …

Beyond the Truth by Bruce Robert Coffin

Published by Harper Collins Publishers Cover design by Guido Caroti “A gripping atmospheric thriller that finds the dark side of Portland, Maine. The Detective Byron mystery series is one of the finest to arrive in a long time.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston “A superbly realistic, tense, and exciting novel.” —  …

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“A gripping atmospheric thriller that finds the dark side of Portland, Maine. The Detective Byron mystery series is one of the finest to arrive in a long time.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston “A superbly realistic, tense, and exciting novel.” —  New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman Subscribe to The Paladin …

A Christmas Miracle

Christmas morning a desperate plea for help went out in the hopes that someone would hear and respond. The pitiful cry for help was heard 5,000 miles away by mistake, (or was it a mistake?). The call from the 23 year old suicidal woman set in motion a series of …

The Lazarus Testament by Martin Davies

In this intricately woven mystery, Martin Davies has captured the late Victorian to early Edwardian era atmosphere as well as the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarkably well. Although written by Davies the story is told by Holmes’ housekeeper’s young apprentice, Flotsam. The first event of significance involves our …

Inside a Writer’s Head

Posted in Maine Crime Writers on January 9, 2019 by Bruce Robert Coffin An insightful look at the process of writing a novel by a brilliant and witty bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former Detective Sergeant. via Inside A Writer’s Head