"A first-rate novel. Suspenseful and highly entertaining." — New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds

Bruce Robert Coffin


is the award-winning author of the Detective Byron mystery series and co-author of The Turner and Mosley Files along with bestselling author LynDee Walker. 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.


Winner of Killer Nashville's Silver Falchion Awards for Best Procedural and Best Investigator, and the Maine Literary Award for Best Crime Fiction Novel, Bruce was also a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. His Anthony nominated 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, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blog.

Bruce is represented by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary.

He lives and writes in Maine.

"Authentic, gripping." — Joseph Wambaugh, Edgar Award-winning author of The Onion Field

Latest Novels


Bruce recently appeared on Maine 207 with Rob Caldwell. Click the photo below  to watch the interview.

Author of the

      Detective Byron Mysteries

And Co-Author of the

    Turner & Mosley Files