Author Archives: Bruce Robert Coffin

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.

A Recent Interview

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Peter Bollen for a piece in the Bridgton News. Pete was gracious enough to allow me to repost the unabridged interview here on the Maine Crime Writers blog. Q: You had … Continue reading

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Who is John Byron?

Bruce Robert Coffin here manning the helm of the Maine Crime Writers blog. This month I thought I’d share a bit of insight into my protagonist Detective Sergeant John Byron. People often ask me, who is John Byron? Me? Someone … Continue reading

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Thank you

Bruce Robert Coffin here, wishing all of you a happy August. By the time you read this blog the release of my second Detective Byron novel, Beneath the Depths, will only be five days away! I don’t know about you … Continue reading

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The Second Time Around

Happy July 6th! Bruce Robert Coffin checking in. I hope you’re all enjoying this fab summer weather. It certainly took long enough to get here, right? But not everything takes that long. For example, John Byron #2, Beneath the Depths, is … Continue reading

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Library Card

Bruce Robert Coffin here, manning the helm of the Maine Crime Writer’s Blog, albeit a bit behind my time. Several weeks ago, before taking a much needed tropical vacation to Florida, I stopped by my town library and obtained a … Continue reading

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One for the Books

One for the Books Bruce Robert Coffin here, waxing nostalgic. The third annual Maine Crime Wave has passed into the history books. Sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, this year’s conference, held at the University of Southern Maine’s … Continue reading

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Noir at the Bar

Bruce Robert Coffin here, manning the helm of the Maine Crime Writers’ Blog and trying to navigate a course to spring. In the past four days we’ve had two major snow storms and two days of fifty degree temperatures. Perhaps … Continue reading

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