Author talk with Bruce Robert Coffin
Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than 27 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 9/11, Coffin spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.
On Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. the author will talk about his work and subsequent novels - “Among the Shadows” and “Beneath the Depths,” the first two in the Detective John Byron mystery series (well-received by fans and critics alike). The third novel in the series, “Beyond the Truth, “ will be released on Oct. 30 this year, but is available through advance purchase in digital format.
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author wrote of “Among the Shadows”: “Terrific! Fast-talking, smart, and cinematic, this entertaining page-turner is so knowingly authentic only a genuine cop turned storyteller could have written it."
Coffin’s short fiction appears in several anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2016. He 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.
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