Straw Man, the latest book by Gerry Boyle ‘78, was picked as the top crime fiction book for 2017 at the Maine Literary Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Straw Man is Boyle’s 12th book. Boyle was also included in the article “The Mystery of Maine Mystery Writers” in Down East MagazineStraw Man is an excellent and satisfying story, but satisfying in part because it doesn’t arrive at a comforting hope for the future,” Down East wrote. Boyle said in regards to his ambitions for the book that “He wanted only to ‘shine a light on our culture’ and to explore what it means to be a good man in today’s Maine.”

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