Friday, June 6, 2014

Paul Betit

A former Maine newspaperman, Mr. Betit is the author of three mystery-suspense novels featuring U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy. His books include Phu Bai, Kagnew Station and the recently-published The Man In The Canal.

Mr. Betit worked as a general assignment reporter or as a sportswriter for nearly 39 years, including stints with the Kennebec Journal (1974-85) in Augusta and the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram (1985-2013). In 1991 and 1996, he received awards from the Maine Press Association for his sports features. He continues to cover high school, college and pro sports on a free-lance basis.

Mr. Betit lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Debbie. They have two sons. Recently, a grandson, Alexander, joined the family.

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