KNIFE CREEK IS"The best yet in Paul Doiron's impressive Mike Bowditch Mystery series"*

In this new edge-of-your-seat thriller from Edgar finalist Paul Doiron, Mike Bowditch delves into a long buried investigation to uncover a dangerous secret.

When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery—a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. 

Even more disturbing: evidence suggests that the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip. 

As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren't who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets. 

Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far.

*Maine Sunday Telegram

Read the first chapter here!


PAUL DOIRON Photo Credit: Mark Fleming


Photo Credit: Mark Fleming

“Taut, disturbing and consummately told…a gripping, well-plotted tale.” Paul Doiron is “among the best crime writers working today.” — "Maine Sunday Telegram"

“Doiron has an ability to draw you in to the story with an atmospheric prose and well-rounded characters.... Retribution and justice is eventually served, and to more people than expect it. You won’t see the ending looming in this fine and well-balanced thriller.” — Criminal Element