Fiction Set in Maine

The books listed here are set completely or partially in real or imaginary places in the state of Maine. They're in alphabetical order by author, with links to author entries on the Maine Writers Index at the Maine State Library, if applicable (not all books set in Maine are written by Maine authors). To suggest a book for the list, please contact me.

Many thanks to Dennis Lien and Allen J. Hubin for help. Special thanks to Bill Bauer for access to his well-annotated finding list of books with Maine settings; this list would be much smaller without his help.


I-J-K

INGRAHAM, Joseph Holt

IRVING, John

JACOB, Suzanne

JANIS, Christine M.

JENSEN, Muriel

JEWETT, Sarah Orne

JOHNSON, Helen Kendrick

JOHNSON, Willis

JOHNSTON, Velda

JONES, Able

JONES, Linda

JORDAN, Evora

JUDKINS, Roger

KEAN, Rob

KELLER, R.J.

KENNEDY, Douglas

KENNEY, Susan

KENVIN, Roger Lee

KETCHUM, Jack

KIDD, Flora

KIMBALL, Michael

KIMBALL, Stephen

KIMBROUGH, Kathryn

KING, Lily

KING, Stephen

KING, Tabitha

KINGSLEY, Allison (aka Kate Kingsbury and Rebecca Kent)

RAVEN'S NEST BOOKSTORE cozy mystery series, with sleuth cousins Clara Quinn, a psychic who can read minds and see the future, and Stephanie Quinn Dowd, bookstore owner. Set in Maine.

KLINE, Christina Baker

KNICKERBOCKER, Charles H.

KNIGHT, Phyllis

KNOWLES, Ardeana H.

KORYTA, Michael

KOTZWINKLE, William

KUBICA, Mary

KUBITZ, Frances R.

KUHNS, Eleanor

Will Rees mystery series, set in a post-Revolutionary War Shaker community in Maine.

L-M

LACY, Al

LAFLAMME, Mark

LAING, Alexander

LAMANDA, Al

LANDAY, William

LANDESMAN, Peter

LANDON, Herman

LANDRY, Horace P.

LANGAN, Sarah

LANGLEY, Alicia

LAWRENCE, Margaret

LEA, Sydney

LECLAIR, Jennifer

LEE, Sharon

LEFFINGWELL, Alsop

LEONARD, Constance

LETHEM, Jonathan

LIBBY, Michelle

LIBHART, Wayne P.

LIVINGSTON, Armstrong

LOUD, Ethel Godfrey

LOVE, Kathy

LUDLUM, Robert

MACDOUGALL, Arthur R. Jr.

MACINERNEY, Karen

MACLEOD, Charlotte

MADISON, Susan

MAIN, William J.

MAINE WRITERS and PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE

MANFREDI, Renee

MANNS, Robert

MARKS, Jason

MARLOW, David

MARSHALL, Edison

MARTIN, Holly J.

The Johnson Family series: The series -- 10 books are planned -- is a romance series about a Maine family with ten siblings.  Each sibling will have their own story, starting with Princess. Note: They're not all set in Maine.

MARTIN, Sally F.

MARTIN, Sarah Beth (pseud. of Sarah Lepine)

MARTYN, Wyndham

MASON, F. Van Wyck

MATHESON, Richard

MATIN, Sally

MATTHEWS, A.J. (AKA Rick Hautala)

MATTESON, Stefanie

These two books are part of a cozy series, with varied locales, including Rhode Island, Palm Beach, FL, and New York.

MAYO, Eleanor R.

MAYOR, Archer

MAZZA, Cris

MCCURTIN, Peter

MCFARLAND, T.O.

MCFAUL, Alexander D.

MCKENZIE, Lyn

MCLANE, Charles B.

MCLAUGHLIN, Robert William

MCNAIR, Wesley (editor)

MEDWED, Mameve

MEIER, Leslie

MELANSON, Susan Chapman

MELNICOVE, Mark

METALIOUS, Grace

MICHAELS, Barbara

MICHAELS, Fern

MILES, Cassie

MILLER, Sue

MILLIKEN, Maureen

MINOT, Susan

MIRANDA, Megan

MONBRUN, Estelle

MOORE, Elizabeth Jordan

MOORE, Jim

MOORE, Ruth

MORISON, Betty Jane

MORSE, ELEANOR

MORTLAND, Donald

MUIR, Emily

MUNN, Charles Clark

MURPHY, Dallas

N-O-P

NEBEL, Frederick

NEELY, Barbara

NEESON, Margaret Graham

NEGGERS, Carla

NICHOLS, Lee

NORWOOD, Hayden

NOYES, Anna

NOYES, Alice Daley

OGILVIE, Elisabeth

Bennett's Island series. All set in a mythical island town on the edge of an outer island on the Penobscot Bay, similar to the island fishing village of Criehaven, where Ogilvie spent childhood summers. Time period: early 1900s-1945.

Other Ogilvie books set in Maine include:

O'HARA, Mary

OLIVER, TEAGAN (aka Beth Oliver)

PACKARD, Frank L.

PAGE, Katherine Hall

Some of the Faith Fairchild mystery series is set in Maine:

PAHIGIAN, Josh

PARADISE, Viola

PARETTI, Sandra

PARKER, Robert

PATRICK, Erin

PAYNE, Nancy

PELLETIER, Cathie (aka K.C. McKinnon)

PENDLETON, Don

PERKINS, Virginia Chase

PERRIGO, James

PETERS, VIC

PHILBRICK, W. Rodman (AKA William R. Dantz)

PHILLIPS, Jean

PHILPIN, John

PHIPPEN, Sanford

PICOULT, Jodi

POLISAR, Lisa

POLLACK, Elisabeth

POTTS, Jean

PRESTON, Douglas J., and Lincoln Child

PRESTON, Douglas J.

PRESTON, Fayrene

PROBERT, Randall

PRONZINI, Bill