Massacre Pond

Massacre Pond

Book - 2013
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Massacre Pond is 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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250033932
Characteristics: 309 pages ;,25 cm


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caj1222204441801 Feb 26, 2016

Wow, what a great book!!!! Mike Bowditch series is amazing. Cant wait for the new release.

Jan 12, 2016

Another good installment in the Mike Bowditch series. I enjoy the character and setting of this Maine Game Warden. He is a "free thinker" (according to his friend Charley) with a knack for solving mysteries much to the chagrin of his superiors.

Aug 13, 2015

Another good read from Paul Doiron. Good to see Mike Bowditch curbing his temper & getting the hang of self control. Looking forward to the next Maine wilderness adventure.

Dec 04, 2013

'Massacre pond" is a terrific thriller that explores lives and emotions on multiple levels. There is always the element of unpredictability to all crime: you know a crime has been committed but what is the sense to it? Paul Doiron is the C.J. Box of Maine but I believe Doiron is going to be a big name in his own write (like the pun?).

Oct 06, 2013

One of the best new voices in crime fiction to come along in years. times Excellent plotting and engaging characters are supported by writing that is at times lyrical.


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