BELFAST — Paul Doiron, internationally acclaimed author of the hugely popular Mike Bowditch series of mysteries set in Maine, will be at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., on 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,” 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, please wear a mask. Whether the signing takes place outside the shop or inside, social distancing will be practiced.

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.

Doiron began his series with the 2010 release of “The Poacher’s Son,” in which readers met Bowditch for the first time. His books have been translated into 10 languages and received numerous prestigious regional and national awards, including three Maine Literary Awards. Doiron was the editor-in-chief of Down East Magazine from 2005 to 2013 before stepping down to write full time. He is a native of Maine, graduated with a degree in English from Yale University, and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and a current member of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly-fishing.

The public is invited to this free event; no reservations are necessary. Please call 207-338-9009 or email info@leftbankbookshop.com with any questions.

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