Steve Powell has been a full time bookseller since 1983, originally focusing primarily on mysteries by mail. Under the name of Crime, Mystery, Detective Books he published a total of 60 catalogs between 1983 and 1991. In 1991 he formed Dunn and Powell Books, Inc. with William Dunn of Meriden, CT until Bill's retirement at the end of 2010. In 2008 we opened Mystery Cove Book Shop here in picturesque Hulls Cove, Maine aiming to fill the need for a well stocked general book store in the community. Barbara Baron Gifford joined us in 2007 and for Barbara and Steve, Mystery Cove Book Shop remains a full time endeavor. Books are a passion with us.

A book is launched! STILL ON THE ISLAND: A collection of poems inspired by Mount Desert Island (2009)


Bar Harbor photographer Donna Just's rather sinister vision of
Mystery Cove Book Shop