Bruce Robert Coffin: Guest Author Series
Millinocket Memorial Library Guest Author Series, featuring Bruce Robert Coffin, author of Among the Shadows.
Bruce Robert Coffin was born in Portland, grew up in Scarborough, and attended the University of Southern Maine. He started as a police cadet with the Portland Police Department in 1985 and had a successful career in law enforcement that spanned more than 27 years. At the time of his retirement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. He lives in Windham with his wife.
Among the Shadows, a Portland-based novel, introduces readers to Detective Sgt. John Byron, a seasoned cop investigating the apparent murders of retired fellow police officers, even as he struggles with department politics, a crumbling marriage, and a dangerous reliance on alcohol. Beneath the Depths is the second novel in the Detective John Byron mystery series, and the third, Beyond the Truth, will be released on October 30, 2018.
Bruce is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2016, and he is a regular blog contributor to the Maine Crime Writers and Murder Books blogs.
Copies of Coffin’s books will be available for sale.