SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main St. South, welcomes author Bruce Robert Coffin Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Boy Scout Room (downstairs). Coffin will talk about his career as an author and in law enforcement, and will read from his latest work, “Within Plain Sight.” A Q & A period will follow. Books will be on sale from the author. Masks are recommended along with social distancing.

Coffin is the award-winning author of the bestselling Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Coffin spent four years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive.

Winner of Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Awards for Best Procedural and Best Investigator, and the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction Novel, Coffin was also a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

Coffin is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blogs.
For more information, contact the library at 207-342-5549 or searsmont.town.library@gmail.com.