The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop

The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop

by Timothy Cotton
The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop

The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop

by Timothy Cotton


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Tim Cotton has been a police officer for more than thirty years. The writer in him has always been drawn to the stories of the people he has met along the way. Dealing with the standard issue ne’er-do-wells as a patrol officer, homicide detective, polygraph examiner, and later as the lieutenant in charge of the criminal investigation division certainly provides an interesting backdrop—but more often he writes about the regular folks he encounters, people who need his help, or those who just want to share a joke or even a sad story. The Detective in the Dooryard is composed of stories about the people, places, and things of Maine. There are sad stories, big events, and even the very mundane, all told from the perspective of a seasoned police office and in the wry voice of a lifelong Mainer. Many of the stories will leave you chuckling, some will invariably bring tears to your eyes, but all will leave you with a profound sense of hope and positivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608937424
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 07/09/2020
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 533,475
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tim Cotton is a detective lieutenant with the Bangor Police Department and commander of their criminal investigations division. A recipient of the Erma Bombeck Award for humor, his writing has been published in a number of newspapers, magazines, and websites—most recently and the Bangor Daily News. The uniform company Blauer also posts a regular podcast narrated by Cotton. He lives in Bangor, Maine.

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Some of the finest, real-life cop writing out there! —Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series To be a good police officer you have to be a student of human nature, and when you add literary muscle and a razor-sharp wit—you get Timothy Cotton. —Craig Johnson Tim Cotton's writing captures the highs and lows our first responders face during their time in uniform, and reflects what we all love about Maine and its people: quiet thoughtfulness, dry humor, and a strong community. —US Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills, author of the bestselling Tough As They Come When I stumbled across Tim Cotton’s writing, I assumed that he was a dedicated cop who wrote amusing stories on the side. Having read his book, however, I’m now beginning to think he is a dedicated writer who arrests ne’er-do-wells in his spare time. Whatever his true passion, this is a very funny book, and I hope he writes another one. —Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It

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