Author Talk

Post date: Mar 3, 2018 4:48:07 PM

June 26: Author Talk – Bruce Robert Coffin at 7pm. Southport Memorial Library, 1032 Hendricks Hill Rd., Southport, ME (633-2741). Author of the Detective Byron mystery series Among the Shadows and Beneath the Depths. A retired police officer who writes fiction.

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 the terror attacks of September 11th, Bruce spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

Among the Shadows and Beneath the Depths, the first two novels in the Detective John Byron mystery series, have been well-received by fans and critics alike. The third novel in the series, Beyond the Truth, will be released on October 30, 2018.

New York Times Bestselling Author Gayle Lynds called Among the Shadows “A first rate novel. Suspenseful and highly entertaining.”

Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan had this to say about Beneath the Depths “Terrific! Fast-talking, smart, and cinematic, this entertaining page-turner is so knowingly authentic only a genuine cop turned storyteller could have written it.”

New York Times Bestselling Author Reed Farrel Coleman called Beyond the Truth “A superbly realistic, tense, and exciting novel.”

His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

Bruce is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular blog contributor to the Maine Crime Writers and Murder Books blogs.

He lives and writes in Maine.

Be sure to read my bestselling novels Among The Shadows and Beneath the Depths, first two in the Detective Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins. And coming this fall, Beyond the Truth.

Also, look for my short story Fool Proof in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's, Best American Mystery Stories 2016.