Mike Bowditch Set to Return in Paul Doiron’s ‘Almost Midnight’

Following his latest critically acclaimed crime thriller, Stay Hidden (2017), bestselling author Paul Doiron will bring back his beloved Maine-based Warden Investigator, Mike Bowditch, in next summer’s Almost Midnight.

Moving from game warden to warden investigator was supposed to be a step up for Mike Bowditch, instead, his job appears tougher than ever. Whereas Doiron’s last book saw Mike investigate a murder on a secluded island odd the coast of Maine, his next novel will follow Bowditch as he tries to find out who shot Main’s last wild wolf, which leads to him uncovering a much larger conspiracy lurking behind the scenes.

See the rest of the plot details below! 


Almost Midnight.jpgIn this thrilling entry in Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron’s bestselling series, the death of Maine’s last wild wolf leads Game Warden Mike Bowditch to an even bigger criminal conspiracy.

Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch already has a troubling mystery on his hands: finding the archer who mortally wounded Maine’s only wild wolf. Then he learns his best friend, Billy Cronk, has been released from prison after heroically defending a female guard from a stabbing. Mike comes to believe the assault was orchestrated by a wider criminal conspiracy. When the conspirators pursue Billy’s wife and children to a “safe” cabin in the woods, Mike rushes to their defense only to find himself outnumbered, outgunned―and maybe out of options.



A native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English. The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the Mike Bowditch series, won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist. 

Almost Midnight, Paul Doiron’s highly-anticipated 10th Mike Bowditch thriller, is set to hit bookstores on July 2, 2019, and is currently available for pre-order here, or anywhere else books are sold. 



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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