Mike Bowditch

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Poacher's Son Summary

Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before - and his father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody, and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty. Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop killer, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows firsthand Jack's brutality, but is the man capable of murder? Desperate and alone, Mike strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive. There they meet a beautiful woman who claims to be Jack's mistress but who seems to be guarding a more dangerous secret. The only way for Mike to save his father now is to find the real killer - which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire. The Poacher's Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series featuring Mike Bowditch.

©2010 Paul Doiron (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Poacher's Son

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before - and his father is their prime suspect.

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 2

    • Trespasser

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In Paul Doiron’s riveting follow-up to his Edgar Award-nominated novel, The Poacher's Son, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies in search of a killer who may have gotten away with murder once before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Second book featuring Mike Bowditch

    • By George A Bear on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £27.19

  • Book 3

    • Bad Little Falls

    • A Mike Bowditch Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Maine game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the cabin of a terrified couple. A raving, half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his friend who killed him. Bowditch isn’t so sure, but his vow not to interfere in the case is tested when he finds himself powerfully attracted to a beautiful woman....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not really engaging

    • By George A Bear on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £23.79

  • Book 4

    • Massacre Pond

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch. 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 causing in the region - becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered.

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  • Book 4.5

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  • Book 5

    • The Bone Orchard

    • Mike Bowditch, Book 5
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Levya
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of “suicide by cop,” he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier’s platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well.

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

    • Knife Creek

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery - a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: Evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier - after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.

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  • Book 8.5

    • Rabid

    • A Mike Bowditch Short Mystery
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch accompanies his old friend and mentor, retired bush pilot Charley Stevens, as he pays a visit to a mysterious woman, the widow of a Vietnam vet, living in isolation in the Maine wilderness. Many years earlier, she had called Charley, then a young game warden himself, for help. She claimed that her badly bleeding husband had been attacked by a rabid bat. But in the succeeding days, despite her husband's increasingly erratic and aggressive behavior, his wife resisted Charley's attempts to help, arousing his suspicions that more was going on than met the eye. 

    • A Mike Bowditch Short Mystery
    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £1.79

  • Book 9

    • Stay Hidden

    • By: Paul Doiron
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine. To newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, the case seems open and shut. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maquoit Island he discovers mysteries piling up one on top of the other. The hunter now claims he didn’t fire the fatal shot and the ballistic evidence proves he’s telling the truth. Bowditch begins to suspect the secretive community might be covering up the identity of whoever killed Ariel Evans.

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