Vaughn C. Hardacker is a writer. He has completed five novels
and numerous short stories. He is a member of the New
England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and has
published short stories in three anthologies: Mouth Full of
Bullets; Best of Year One, My Teacher Is My Hero, and
Deadfall, Level Best Books' sixth annual anthology of New
England crime and mystery stories. His novel, SNIPER, was
selected as a finalist in the Crime Fiction category of the 2015
Maine Literary Awards. His third, THE BLACK ORCHID, was
released in March 2016 and THE FISHERMAN has been
selected as a finalist in the Crime Fiction category of the 2016 Maine
Literary Awards. His publisher, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., has
placed his next two crime/thrillers (WENDIGO - July 4, 2017 -
and MY BROTHER'S KEEPER) under contract for future
He is a veteran of the U. S. Marines and served in Vietnam. He
holds degrees from Northern Maine Technical College, the
University of Maine and Southern New Hampshire University.
He lives in Maine.
At this time he is working on his next mystery thriller.
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Algonquin legend tells of the Wendigo,
an evil spirit sent to punish mankind. It
can possess a person and turn them into
a monstrous creature consumed by a
need to eat human flesh. For John Bear
the Wendigo was merely a scary story
his grandfather used to tell him. That is,
until a man is found dead in the deep
northern woods of Maine, butchered like
an animal and with his heart cut out.
And the only tracks they can find are
massive footprints that couldn’t possibly
be human. Now, John is sure that what
is stalking the inhabitants of their
remote outpost is a Wendigo, even if no
one else believes it. He must stop a
monster he once thought was nothing
more than a tale to warn children.
April 2, 2017, 3-5 p.m., NOIR @ THE BAR
Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
2017 CrimeMaster Award: Tess Gerritsen
USM’s Glickman Library | Portland
Free and open to the public
April 22, 2017
2017 Maine Crime Wave
Glickman Family Library
314 Forest Avenue, Room 318
Portland, ME 04101