Paul Doiron, internationally acclaimed author of the hugely popular Mike Bowditch series of mysteries set in Maine, will be at Left Bank Books Tuesday, June 29, from noon until 2 p.m. to celebrate that day’s release of "Dead by Dawn," his 12th book in the series. Weather permitting, the book signing will take place outside of the bookshop, on the sidewalk. If needed, the event will move inside. Left Bank Books is now taking pre-orders for "Dead by Dawn" ($27.99), and copies will also be available for purchase at the event.

Doiron and the entire staff of Left Bank Books are fully vaccinated. If you are not, we respectfully ask that you wear a mask. Whether the signing takes place outside the shop or inside, social distancing will be practiced.

Like all of Doiron’s previous books, "Dead by Dawn" has received universal and widespread acclaim: “This entry stands as the best yet in a superior series.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Once again, Doiron provides brilliant characterizations and a compelling narrative as Maine game warden Mike Bowditch struggles to stay alive and solve a mystery in his twelfth outing. . . .Bowditch is going to need some serious body-part replacements if he keeps going at this rate." (Booklist)

Mike Bowditch is fighting for his life in "Dead by Dawn." After being ambushed on a dark winter road a few days before Christmas, his Jeep crashes into the frozen Androscoggin River. Trapped beneath the ice in the middle of nowhere, having lost his gun and any way to signal for help, Mike must fight his way to the surface. But surviving the crash is only the first challenge. Whoever set the trap that ran him off the road is still out there, and they’re coming for him.

The public is invited to this free event; no reservations are necessary. Please call 207-338-9009 or email with any questions. Copies of all of Doiron’s books will be available for purchase. Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church St. in downtown Belfast, across the street from the police station.