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Dead Sand

Now available once more is award-winning mystery author Brendan DuBois' first novel, DEAD SAND.

Introducing his famed series character, Lewis Cole, DEAD SAND tells the tale of the mysterious murder of a teenage waitress at at beach resort in New Hampshire. Lewis Cole, a retired research analyst from the Department of Defense and a magazine columnist, travels down some mean streets indeed as he puzzles out not only the teenage girl's murder, but his own place in life after nearly being killed while working for the DoD.

This work also includes an author's introduction and afterward, going into great (and sometimes humorous) details of what it was like to finally have his first novel published.


"DuBois' urgent writing style, sense of place, and obvious love of his native coast make for a stirring and vividly active tale that kept this reader turning page after page to savor it all." -- Mae Woods Bell, The Sunday Telegram (NC)

"DEAD SAND is tightly written and plotted with all the skill of an assassination." --- Focus on Denver

"DuBois' characters are amply fleshed out and his pacing is superb." --- Bruce Lawrason, Indianaoplis Star


Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His novel, "Resurrection Day," won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year. He is also a one-day "Jeopardy!" game show champion.

His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including “The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century,” published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois

His short 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. Visit his website at

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