Whether you’re a Maine lifer, a Maine vacationer, or just a good old-fashioned mystery novel lover, Paul Doiron is the author for you, and his newest book, Stay Hidden, is out just in time to satisfy all your summer reading needs.

Paul Doiron’s newest book, Stay Hidden, a mystery novel set in Maine.

Doiron is the former Editor-In-Chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. He is an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, a passionate hunter and fly fisher, and has held a professional license as a Registered Maine Guide, certifying him to lead wilderness expeditions for more than a decade. And all of his vast knowledge of the region and its wilderness are on display in his bestselling Mike Bowditch mystery series.

Stay Hidden (published by Minotaur Books) is set on Maquoit Island, an isolated fogbound outpost off the coast of Maine and opens when the body of the beautiful, notoriously controversial journalist Ariel Evans is found near her rental home. Was it a hunting accident — or murder? Game Warden Mike Bowditch is put in charge of the case, where the investigation continues to stall as the local townspeople refuse to talk. Then, when an identical woman calling herself Ariel Evans steps off the ferry, everything grows much more complicated.

Stay Hidden just hit shelves this week, and to celebrate, Doiron is embarking on a book tour throughout Maine. So if you’re looking for a beach break (and a little bit of mystery), make sure to catch Doiron at any of the following venues throughout the summer:

Maine Author Paul Doiron (Credit: Mark Fleming)
  • 7/2: Portland, ME – Print: A Bookstore, 7:00 PM
  • 7/3: Belfast, ME – Left Bank Books, 3:00 PM
  • 7/11: Camden, ME – Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 3:00 PM
  • 7/13: Bar Harbor, ME – Jesup Memorial Library, 7:00 PM
  • 7/14: Boothbay, ME – Boothbay Books Festival, 9:00 AM
  • 7/19: Brunswick, ME – Curtis Memorial Library, 7:00 PM
  • 7/21: Monson, ME – Monson Summer Festival, 11:00 AM
  • 7/23: Portland, ME – Portland Sea Dogs, 6:00 PM
  • 7/25: Portland, ME – Longfellow Books, 7:00 PM
  • 8/9: Ellsworth, ME – Ellsworth Public Library, 6:00 PM
  • 8/14: Bridgton, ME – Bridgton Public Library, 6:00 PM

Books will be sold at all events. If you’d like to order a copy of Stay Hidden, click here.


  1. I have been hooked on Paul’s writing since I stumbled upon the Precipice a few years ago. Thank you for telling me he has a new book out. We’ll see what Bowditch gets into in this one!!

    • You should support one of your local bookstores. I’ll be meeting Paul and buying his book at the Left Banks event. I think it’s the best shop in Maine! Hoping I really enjoy this one, haven’t read him before so I hope it’s a new favorite. Joanne

  2. I have just ordered this on Amazon and I cannot wait to read a book set in Maine, written by a Mainer! So cool! And I love mystery novels…


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