About Paul Betit
A Maine newspaperman, Betit is the author of three military crime novels featuring U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy.
In November 2016, BeeMan Books published Let Me Tell A Story, a mix of short fiction and memoir. Half of the stories in this collection take place in Maine. A number of them were inspired by Betit’s experiences during the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
The crime novels, Phu Bai, Kagnew Station and The Man In The Canal, follow the adventures of U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy during the Vietnam War era.
Betit served four years as an intelligence analyst with the United States Army Security Agency. He earned Letters of Commendation for his work while serving tours of duty in South Vietnam and Ethiopia. Two of his crime novels are set in those countries.
A graduate of the University of Maine, Betit has worked as a general assignment reporter or as a sportswriter for more than 40 years, including stints with the Kennebec Journal, Maine's oldest daily newspaper in Augusta, and the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, Maine's largest daily and weekly newspapers.
Betit lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Debbie. They have two sons.
About this website
Through this website, it is hoped more readers will become aware of the world of CID investigator John Murphy and to that of his creator, Paul Betit.
Take a look around. Learn about the books and authors Betit likes to read, the places he’s been, his upcoming public appearances and his writing plans.