If anybody looks at my shelf, you'll see I read series and start new series and usually, I'll read all the available books in that series. Now I'm on the Mike Bowditch series by Paul Doiron. Paul Doiron is a writer from Maine that I think does mostly magazines, but I could be wrong about that. I do know the 1st book in the Mike Bowditch series is his first book, and there was a lot of room for improvement. He really did a good job on his second book and now I've made it to book 5 in the series, which I'll tell you about when I finish it. I just started and haven't got through chapter 1 yet. Mike Bowditch is a Main Game Warden and in Maine, they have the same power as a State Trooper. Mike Bowditch also stays in hot water with his superiors because he gets his job done and makes his superiors look bad. I like Mike because he is as human as all of us. Doiron does a good job bringing his many faults up in the books. All this and I haven't started my review.
Massacre Pond is based loosely on a real-life story. A rich hippie woman buys up thousands of acres and cuts off any hunting or lumber farming on her land and now she gets death threats by the dozen. Somebody breaks onto her land and kills 6 moose and leaves their bodies. Not poached just murdered for the lack of a better term. Her term to be correct. Mike Bowditch answers the call and that's how the book begins. Bowditch, the whipping boy for his LT starts his work on the case, doing what is asked which is basically stay away from it but keeps getting pulled in more and more. By the end of the book, Doiron has written a great book. I am hooked on this series like I am with Craig Johnson's Longmire, C. J. Box's Joe Pickett, and others. After I catch up I will be reading his new releases as they come out. For me 3 & 1/2 stars and means its a great book.
Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron
Mike Bowditch series book 4