Category Archives: Bruce’s Posts

A Lifetime of Achievement

Last month I attended my fifth New England Crime Bake Mystery Conference in Woburn, Massachusetts. One of this year’s highlights was watching Kate Flora receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the Crime Bake and the mystery community. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Impossible Transition

This blog was originally written as “Giving Up The Badge” for the Murder-Books Blog, another site to which I contribute. Given the huge response from readers I’ve decided to repost in order to share with the Maine Crime Writer audience. … Continue reading

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Creating Drama

People often ask how I go about plotting my novels. How does one write a great thriller? Is there some trick to it? Well, as any mystery/thriller writer will tell you there is no trick. Creating a book that is … Continue reading

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Interview with Liz Milliron

  Liz Milliron has been making up stories, and creating her own endings for other people’s stories, for as long as she can remember. She survived growing up through reading, cutting her mystery teeth on Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark … Continue reading

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Where’s Waldo?

Bruce Robert Coffin here, wishing you all a happy July. One of the most interesting things about being a novelist are the invites we receive from various libraries. Just last week I was in Southport, Maine for the first time … Continue reading

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Keys to Good Writing

Bruce Robert Coffin here, fresh off a very successful Maine Crime Wave where writing was the subject of the day. Aspiring authors often ask, how do we do it? How do novelists capture the essence of being on the pages … Continue reading

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