Stay hidden / Paul Doiron.

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      Summary: 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 evidence proves he’s telling the truth. Bowditch begins to suspect the secretive community might be covering up the identity of whoever killed the woman, known as Ariel Evans. The controversial author was supposedly writing a book about the island's notorious hermit. So why are there no notes in her rented cottage? The biggest blow comes the next day when the weekly ferry arrives and off steps the dead woman herself. Ariel Evans is alive, well, and determined to solve her own “murder” even if it upsets Mike Bowditch’s investigation and makes them both targets of an elusive killer who will do anything to conceal his crimes.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When a woman is shot to death by a deer hunter on an island off the coast of Maine, the case seems open and shut to newly promoted Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch. But as soon as he arrives on remote Maquoit Island, the hunter claims he didn't fire the fatal shot-- and the ballistic evidence proves he’s telling the truth. Who killed Ariel Evans, an author writing a book about the island's notorious hermit? The next day the dead woman herself steps off the weekly ferry, determined to solve her own murder. -- adapted from jacket
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      DOIRON, P. Stay hidden. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2018. ISBN 9781250102386. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
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      Doiron P. Stay Hidden. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2018. Accessed October 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Doiron, P. (2018). Stay hidden (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Doiron, Paul. 2018. Stay Hidden. First edition. Mike Bowditch Mysteries. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Doiron, P. (2018) Stay hidden. First edition. Minotaur Books (Mike Bowditch mysteries). Available at: (Accessed: 25 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Doiron, P 2018, Stay hidden, First edition., Mike Bowditch mysteries, Minotaur Books, viewed 25 October 2020, .
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      Doiron, Paul. Stay Hidden. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Doiron, Paul. Stay Hidden. First edition. Mike Bowditch Mysteries. Minotaur Books, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Doiron P. Stay hidden [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 25]. (Mike Bowditch mysteries). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

*Starred Review* Doiron brings all his considerable talent and his extensive knowledge as an outdoor guide in Maine to bear in this ninth Mike Bowditch novel (after Knife Creek, 2017). A woman has been reported shot to death on remote Maquoit Island by a deer hunter. It appears clear cut on the surface, but when Mike, newly promoted from game warden to warden investigator, arrives on the island, he's no longer sure about the case. The hunter claims he didn't fire the fatal round, and the secretive community closes ranks; furthermore, the victim was controversial author Ariel Evans, who was allegedly writing a book about resident neo-Nazis. When it turns out that Ariel is still alive, and it is her sister who is dead, public opinion turns against both Ariel and Mike. The plot is complex, and the action intense, made all the more so by forbidding terrain. The characters are well developed and clearly defined despite the dense fog that surrounds them, literally and figuratively. The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron's strongest novel yet. This is not Jessica Fletcher's Maine. It is a much darker place, more like C. J. Box's Wyoming. With foghorns. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 February #1

On a chilly Maine island, contentious author Ariel Evans appears to have been shot to death by a local deer hunter. But ballistic evidence proves otherwise, and then freshly minted warden investigator Mike Bowditch gets the real surprise: the victim isn't even Ariel, who walks off the ferry determined to solve the murder herself. From multi-award-nominated Doiron.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2018 June #2

In the ninth book of Doiron's series (after Knife Creek), Mike Bowditch has just been promoted to investigator in the Maine Warden Service. As the new guy, he's left behind when there is a hunting homicide in Berwick. This makes him the only warden available to work on the second incident that day, out on remote, fog-bound Maquoit Island, where a woman has been shot to death by a deer hunter. Mike is flown out to the island by his friend Charley, along with a seasoned investigator from the state police and another warden. The victim is the famous journalist Ariel Evans, who came to the island to profile Silicon Valley executive-turned-hermit Blake Markman. Suspecting this shooting was no accident and eager to prove himself, Mike pursues the recalcitrant locals through the cold fog and a huge plot twist. VERDICT After a slow start, Doiron's mystery picks up steam and provides a thrilling read. For fans of the series and other outdoor lawmen mysteries. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/18.]—Nancy H. Fontaine, Norwich P.L., VT

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 May #3

The shooting of investigative journalist Ariel Evans on Maine's Maquoit Island drives Doiron's outstanding ninth novel featuring game warden Mike Bowditch (after 2017's Knife Creek). Ariel apparently took a house on the island as part of her preparation for her next book—a reexamination of the 20-year-old case of Blake Markman, a Hollywood producer who was suspected of intentionally setting fire to his home with his wife inside, but who evaded criminal charges and now lives alone on a small island near Maquoit. Though the initial police report is that the victim, who was hanging up some laundry to dry, was mistaken for a deer by hunter Kenneth Crowley, who confessed to pulling the trigger in error, Mike later learns that Crowley only found the body and never confessed to anything. That the dead woman was having an affair with one of the locals provides a possible murder motive, but the case takes a bizarre turn when a woman turns up claiming to be Ariel. Doiron balances nuanced characterizations and intelligent plotting perfectly. Author tour. Agent: Ann Rittenberg, Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.