Bruce Robert Coffin

A former detective sergeant for the Portland Maine Police Department, Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron Mysteries. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce spent four years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive.Winner of Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion for Best Procedural, Bruce’s third Detective Byron novel, Beyond the Truth, was also a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and for the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction. Bruce’s short stories appear in a number of anthologies, including 2016 Best American Mystery Stories. Visit him at


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