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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Doiron, Imogen Robertson Narrator: Rebecca Night, Henry Leyva Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mike Bowditch Mysteries Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781427235190
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Edgar finalist Paul Doiron’s superb new novel featuring game warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder

On an unseasonably hot October morning, Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the corpses of seven moose have been found senselessly butchered on the estate of Elizabeth Morse, a wealthy animal-rights activist who is buying up huge parcels of timberland to create a new national park.

What at first seems like mindless slaughter—retribution by locals for the job losses Morse’s plan is already causing in the region—becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered and Mike’s investigation becomes a hunt to find a ruthless killer. In order to solve the controversial case, Bowditch risks losing everything he holds dear: his best friends, his career as a law enforcement officer, and the love of his life.

The beauty and magnificence of the Maine woods is the setting for a story of suspense and violence when one powerful woman’s missionary zeal comes face to face with ruthless cruelty.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The strikingly beautiful Maine woods contrast against a killer's ugly agenda in this tightly written novel, superbly performed by Henry Leyva. Wisconsin Book Watch

  • Narrator Henry Leyva creates a plausible down-to-earth voice for Bowditch, the quintessential person of integrity up against corrupt and lazy superiors. It's easy to imagine Leyva's Bowditch kicking back and leisurely recounting his experiences to a friend over a drink. Publishers Weekly
  • Bad Little Falls is a jewel of a book.  Doiron has gotten it all magnificently right: a hell of a good mystery, beautifully drawn landscape and characters so evocatively written they follow you off the page.  Buy this.  The guy can write Nevada Barr, New York Times bestselling author of Rope
  • Doiron's third Bowditch entry is riveting and honest, with full-depth characters and a landscape that isn't cutting any slack. Readers of Nevada Barr and C. J. Box will enjoy this similar tale, with the added surprise of a refreshing hero whose youth and inexperience Doiron skillfully twists into an asset. Booklist
  • A high-stakes, high-tension yarn in which you keep wishing everything would turn out fine for the deeply flawed, deeply sympathetic hero. Kirkus
  • “The best yet in the series…An unusual lead investigator, thoughtful plotting, and lyrical prose add up to a winner.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Excellent . . . a murder case with some truly wicked twists. Dorion matches strong characters with effective prose and subtle characterizations. Fans of Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series, likewise set in a remote region close to Canada, will find a lot to like. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This series follows Bowditch from the start of his warden career, and his evolution creates a constantly fresh perspective, nicely paired with solid procedural details and an outdoors education. Massacre Pond, arguably the best yet, boasts fair-minded exploration of Maine’s conflicting environmental and economic interests and marks a turning point for Bowditch, who questions his fit with a career that constantly requires suppressing his instincts.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Full of the local color of Maine, Massacre Pond, fourth in Paul Doiron’s series of Mike Bowditch novels, keeps up a fast pace, which escalates to the final battle.”

    SoundCommentary.com

  • Selected for the August 2013 Indie Next List
  • Finalist for the 2014 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction
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About the Author
Author Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is an Edgar and Anthony–nominated author and editor-in-chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Doiron is a Registered Maine Guide and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife.

About the Narrator

Henry Leyva is a classically trained actor with extensive work in theater, television, film, and radio. He has appeared off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country in many plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, and Street Car Named Desire. He has also performed in audio dramas for the Syfy Channel and National Public Radio. His audiobook narration has won him three AudioFile Earphones Awards.