Crime novelist to read, sign books at library


AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library will host a book-reading by best-selling Maine crime writer Bruce Robert Coffin at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.26, in the community room to celebrate the release of his second novel, “Beneath the Depths.”

Coffin is the best-selling author of the John Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins Publishers. The debut novel in the series, “Among the Shadows,” won critical praise and became a best-seller.

Coffin turned to writing after retiring as a detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement from the Portland police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Coffin also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

Copies of the book will be for sale at the event and may be signed by the author. The even is in the Community room.Auburn Public Library is at 49 Spring St.

Novelist Bruce Coffin.