2017-05-19 / Community

Author events scheduled at library

Bruce Coffin, a detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement, is the author of the John Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins Publishers. The debut novel in the series, “Among the Shadows,” is now available. The second novel, “Beneath the Depths,” will be released Aug. 8.

His short story “Fool Proof,” named one of the 20 best mystery stories published in North America during 2015, is included in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Mystery Stories, 2016.

Coffin will be at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth for a reading, signing, and discussion of his work at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

Another author, Richard Rubin, will be at the library for a reading and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30.

In 2014, Rubin wrote a four-part series for the New York Times about American World War I sites in France. The popularity of the series led him to expand it into a new book published by in April by St. Martin’s Press, “Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to Count.”

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