Betit, Paul (1946 - )

Genre: Mystery

Paul Betit was born (Nov. 10, 1946) and raised in Augusta and lives in Brunswick, Maine.

He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Maine.

For more than 30 years has worked as a newspaper reporter, most recently as a staff writer and sportswriter for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

Betit is a Vietnam veteran who did communications intelligence work at Phu Bai, South Vietnam, and in Eritrea, Ethiopia. He's written two crime novels set in these locales, both featuring the character of John Murphy, an Army Criminal Investigation Division officer. In both, Murphy investigates the mysterious death of a U.S. soldier.

Selected Bibliography

  • Phu Bai: A Vietnam War Story (2004)
  • Kagnew Station (2005)