Mike Bowditch's Maine

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The Mike Bowditch mysteries are set in a version of Maine that includes both real and fictional locations.

Much of The Poacher's Son takes place on Maine's midcoast and in the region surrounding the lost villages of Flagstaff and Dead River, now at the bottom of Flagstaff Lake.

The second novel in the series, Trespasser, takes place entirely within Mike's first district on the Midcoast.

In Bad Little Falls and Massacre Pond, Mike is transferred to remote Washington County, the easternmost county in the United States on the border with the Canadian Maritimes.