"Brendan DuBois is a fine novelist and easily the best short-story writer of his generation." --- Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author.
In his fifth book in the Lewis Cole series, mystery author Brendan DuBois spins a tale of history and deceit on the coastline of New Hampshire. Lewis' friend, an amateur historian, is convinced the Vikings had settled the area more than a thousand years ago. But when the evidence is found and his friend is murdered, and the evidence then disappears, Lewis goes on a dangerous quest to solve the murder, and recover the ancient historical artifacts.
This special, expanded edition of "Buried Dreams" includes the following:
--- Author's forward, describing how he came up with the plot for the novel.
--- Author's afterward, listing hidden secrets and "inside jokes" contained within the novel.
--- A hard-to-find, previously published short story, "A Trace of a Trace," that takes place in Tyler Beach and features Detective Diane Woods.
"DuBois's suspenseful fifth Lewis Cole mystery, a low-key blend of social issues and history that exposes northern New England's seedy underside, marks a return to form after 2002's disappointing 'Killer Waves.' The magazine columnist and former government service employee (read secret Defense Department specialist) briefly befriends Jon Ericson, an amateur archeologist with a handheld metal detector who drops by claiming to have proof that his Viking ancestors landed centuries earlier near Cole's beachfront home. When Ericson is found shot at his desk, Cole goes to work to find his killer. This ever-more-complex case involves a myriad of players, including a lesbian police detective, a down-and-out hit man and Ericson's lowlife brother, an ex-con turned antiques dealer. This taut, homespun whodunit takes the reader on an exhilarating ride the length and breadth of New Hampshire, from the university at Durham to the office of a questionable 'First People' advocacy group in a rundown waterfront neighborhood, culminating in an unexpectedly chilling conclusion." --- Publisher's Weekly
"Lewis Cole, a retired 'research analyst' for the U.S. Department of Defense, is trying to live a peaceful life in the small resort town of Tyler, New Hampshire. If only mysteries would stop landing on his doorstep. Take Jon Ericson, for example, a guy who wanders into town looking for evidence that Tyler Beach was once the site of a Viking settlement. Cole never heard of the guy until he showed up one day, but they become friends, and then, soon after Ericson tells Cole he has found the evidence he has been looking for, he turns up dead, leaving Cole another crime to solve. Cole has the broad shoulders a character needs to anchor a long-running series (we sense there are untapped depths to him), and this fifth entry will have readers hoping there are many more to follow." --- Booklist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and more than 135 short stories. His latest novel, FATAL HARBOR --- the eighth novel the Lewis Cole mystery series --- was published in May 2014 by Pegasus Books.
His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous anthologies including “The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century,” published in 2000, as well as the “The Best American Noir of the Century,” published in 2010.
His stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a “Jeopardy!” gameshow champion.
He is currently at work on his next Lewis Cole novel.