Beyond the Truth


We are thrilled to welcome to Graves Library, Maine Author, Bruce Robert Coffin to talk about his new book  on Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 pm.   Mr. Coffin will be interviewed by local bookshop owner Kristen Kuehnle before an audience of none.  Signed copies of his latest book, Within Plain Sight, will be available for sale starting Monday May 10 here at the Library.  To order yours, please send us an email ( or call (967-2778).  This program will be available for viewing on Facebook (, YouTube ( – Search Graves Memorial Public Library), and Kennebunkport local access television.


Bruce Robert Coffin is the award-winning author of the bestselling Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. 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.

His novel, Beyond the Truth, winner of Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for Best Procedural, was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

Bruce is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blogs.

Bruce is represented by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary.  He lives and writes in Maine.