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Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Yippee!!! One of my favorite things in life is to announce a new book written by one of my writer pals. 

Today's launch is Bruce Robert Coffin's latest book, Beneath the Depths. I met Bruce at Crime Bake, a writer's conference here in Massachusetts, and became an instant fan. Do you want realistic Maine settings and a detective who really knows his stuff? Do yourself a favor and read this book! (And while you're at it, pick up his first novel, Among the Shadows. You'll be glad you did!)


In this latest gripping mystery from bestselling author Bruce Robert Coffin,
Detective Sergeant John Byron is back--and ready to prove that no one on his beat is above the law.

When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side--and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him.

With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. But delving further into the troubled waters of Ramsey's past only serves to lengthen the list of suspects--unleashing a perfect storm of corruption, betrayal, and murder that only Byron can stop. If he's not too late.


Bruce Robert Coffin is a former 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. Following the terror attacks of September 11th, Bruce spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

He is the bestselling author of Among the Shadows, the debut novel in the Detective Byron Mystery Series. The second novel in this series, Beneath the Depths, will be released on August 8, 2017.

His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including 2016 Best American Mystery Stories.

Bruce is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He lives and writes in Maine.