Launching #3

Happy Friday all! Bruce Robert Coffin here, fresh off the launch of the third novel in my Detective Byron series.


You might think by now that launching a book would be old hat. You’d be wrong. I felt exactly the same for all three launches. The same thrill. I’ve got a new book coming out! The same anxiety. Will people show up? Will the books arrive on time? Will people like the book? Even the same mad dash to pull everything together. But in the end it always seems to work out.


This was the first time we launched a book in Portland. The first two launch parties were held at Mast Landing Brewing in Westbrook. Ian Dorsey and the gang were absolutely awesome! And if you haven’t tried any of their Maine-made libations, please do. You’ll be in for a treat. We held the launch for Beyond the Truth at DiMillo’s on the Water. With the help of the DiMillo Family, staff, and Longfellow Books everything went smoothly. Even the weather cooperated.


As with the previous launches we partnered with a local nonprofit, K9s on the Frontline, a worthy cause if ever there was one. The president of K9s on the Frontline, Dr. Hagen Blaszyk, was on hand to take part in the festivities, along with his wife Gina.


In typical fashion, the evening raced by, but it was a great time. I want to thank my family, friends, and fellow badges who turned out in full force. My agent, Paula Munier for making the drive up (for the third time). And my wife Karen for holding it all together and for putting up with me.


The third launch is in the books. We sold and signed a lot of books, shared a lot of smiles, and raised a lot of money for a great cause. Not sure I could ask for more than that.

Thank you one and all!

About Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce is a retired detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, Maine police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. He is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins. His short stories appear in a number of anthologies including The Best American Mystery Stories 2016. Bruce lives and writes in Maine.
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7 Responses to Launching #3

  1. Gram says:

    Congratulations! I also was lucky as my library has some of your books in large print!!!

    • Bruce Robert Coffin says:

      Thank you! Love the large print. Beyond the Truth will also be available in that format by February.

  2. Julianne says:

    Congratulations on a smooth launch. Great idea to pair it with a non-profit support.

  3. Cheryl Worcester says:

    Congratulations on another fantastic page turner…getting close to the end and I don’t want it to be over as then the long wait begins for #4.

  4. Congrats, Bruce on a super launch. Wish I could have been there. I am eager to read this new one. Love your characters; love your settings; love your plots! I’ll be sure to let my best bud, Peg Pickering, about this new one! She’s a big fan, too. –Connie Tucker

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