Bruce Robert Coffin retired from the Portland, Maine police department in 2012, after more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. As a detective sergeant, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 he worked for four years with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award (the highest honor a non-agent can receive) for his work in counter-terrorism. Bruce's fiction has been shortlisted twice for the Al Blanchard Award. His story "Fool Proof" appears in the Level Best Books anthology Best New England Crime Stories 2016: Red Dawn. "Fool Proof" also appears in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Mystery Stories 2016. A regular contributor to the Maine Crime Writers blog, he is also the author of the John Byron Mystery Series published by HarperCollins. He lives and writes in Maine.