Biography section
The Official Website of Mystery/Suspense Author Brendan DuBois Award winning mystery/suspense author Brendan DuBois is a former newspaper reporter and a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife Mona, their hell-raising cat Bailey, and one happy English Springer Spaniel named Spencer.

He is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion, and is also a winner of the game show "The Chase."

He is currently at work on a number of projects with New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.

Their first two collaborations, THE FIRST LADY and THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE, will be released in March 2019. He is currently working on another novel with Patterson, as well as a new Lewis Cole mystery novel and a number of short stories.

Since 1986, DuBois has published more than 170 short stories in markets such as in Playboy, Analog, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous anthologies.

In early 2016, DuBois fulfilled a life-long dream by having his first science fiction novel, DARK VICTORY, published by Baen Books. This was followed by RED VENGEANCE in 2017 and last fall, BLACK TRIUMPH. Also in February 2016, Midnight Ink publishers released a stand-alone thriller, NIGHT ROAD, which was followed in 2019 by another stand-alone thriller, THE NEGOTIATOR.

His latest Lewis Cole novel, HARD AGROUND, was published in November 2016 by Pegasus books. The previous novel in the series, BLOOD FOAM, was published in June 2015, also by Pegasus Books, and that novel was preceded by FATAL HARBOR in May 2014. He is currently at work on the twelfth novel in this series.

His short story "A Ticket Out" --- originally published in 1987 in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine --- was included in "Best American Noir Stories of the Century," edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, and published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin.

In June 2000, DuBois was honored when one of his short stories, "The Dark Snow," --- originally appearing in Playboy magazine --- was published in the anthology, "Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," from Houghton Mifflin, edited by Otto Penzler and Tony Hillerman. Other authors in that anthology included Raymond Chandler, O. Henry, Flannery O'Connor and John Steinbeck.

Three years ago, DuBois published three novels in his science fiction trilogy, THE EMPIRE OF THE NORTH. The first novel was THE NOBLE WARRIOR, followed by THE NOBLE PRISONER and then THE NOBLE PRINCE. All three were published as e-books in the Kindle platform for and for Nook on, as well as

His earlier Lewis Cole novel, DEADLY COVE, was published in July 2011 by St. Martin's Press. DEADLY COVE was the seventh novel in the Lewis Cole mystery series, and takes place during a deadly anti-nuclear demonstration at a nuclear power plant near Lewis' home town of Tyler Beach, N.H.

His earlier novel to that, FINAL WINTER, was published in January 2008 by Five Star Press. This novel had been earlier published in Great Britain. A few months prior to FINAL WINTER, another thriller, TWILIGHT, was released in the United States by St. Martin's Press.

TWLIIGHT - which received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly - tells the tale of a UN inspection team at work in the United States after a devastating terrorist attack. This novel had earlier appeared in Great Britain under the title, DEAD OF NIGHT. TWILIGHT was also published in Spain, Italy and Germany

Prior to TWILIGHT, St. Martin's Press in September 2006 published PRIMARY STORM. This sixth book in the Lewis Cole series has Lewis involved in investigating an assassination attempt of a presidential candidate during the New Hampshire presidential primary.

Prior to PRIMARY STORM, another novel, FINAL WINTER, was released in April 2006 by his British publisher, Time Warner UK. His most expansive thriller yet, FINAL WINTER depicts a supposed terrorist plot to destroy the United States that involves betrayal, heartbreak, and breath-taking courage.

Prior to FINAL WINTER, his latest Lewis Cole mystery, BURIED DREAMS, was released in July 2004 by St. Martin's Press in the United States. This fifth Lewis Cole mystery novel examines the puzzling death of an amateur archaeologist who believes that Vikings had settled along the New Hampshire coastline more than a thousand years ago.

Prior to TWILIGHT and FINAL WINTER, his most recent thriller, BETRAYED, was published in 2003 by St. Martin's Press in the United States and by Time Warner Books UK in Great Britain. This suspense thriller took a new look -- and provided a stunning new revelation -- to the enduring mystery of the fate of nearly 2,000 servicemen missing in action during the Vietnam War.

BETRAYED followed his thriller SIX DAYS, which was published in 2001 by the British publisher, Little, Brown (now Time Warner UK). It depicts a plot to overthrow the government of the United States and was called "A well-paced, exciting 'what-if thriller' " by the newspaper, Irish Independent.

His most widely-published suspense-thriller, RESURRECTION DAY, has received world-wide acclaim. First published in 1999, it takes place in October 1972, ten years after the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted into a full-scale atomic war, destroying the Soviet Union and decimating the United States. Called "one of the most inventive novels of alternative history since Robert Harris' FATHERLAND", RESURRECTION DAY is a chilling tale of what might have been. RESURRECTION DAY was called "brilliant" in a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, which also said it was "what-if thriller fiction at its finest."

RESURRECTION DAY has also been published in Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy and Japan, and will also be published in Estonia and Poland. At the 58th World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago on September 2nd, 2000, RESURRECTION DAY received the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of 1999.

DuBois' first novel, DEAD SAND, a murder mystery set in his home state, was published in 1994 by Otto Penzler Books, a division of Macmillan Books. The sequel to DEAD SAND, called BLACK TIDE, was published in 1995. Both are now available in paperback from Pocket Books. The third Lewis Cole novel, SHATTERED SHELL, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1999. The fourth Lewis Cole novel, KILLER WAVES, was published in June 2002, also by St. Martin's Press.

All these novels -- plus the latest, DEADLY COVE -- feature Lewis Cole, a magazine writer and former Department of Defense research analyst, who investigates things mysterious in and around the New Hampshire seacoast.

DuBois has had more than 170 short stories published in such magazines as Playboy, Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, as well as in numerous original short fiction anthologies. In 1995, one of his short stories -- "The Necessary Brother" -- won the Shamus Award for Best Short Story of the Year from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the PWA also awarded him the Shamus in 2001 for his short story, "The Road's End." In 2017 the PWA awarded him his third Shamus Award for his story, "A Battlefield Reunion." He has also been nominated three times -- most recently in 1997 -- for an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his short fiction. One of his short stories in 1997 was also nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Mystery Short Story of the Year.

In 2010, the readers of Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News awarded him the Barry Award, for Best Mystery Short Story of the Year, for his story "The High House Writer," which was published in the July/August 2009 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

He also won the Barry Award in 2007 for for his story "The Right Call," which appeared in the September/October 2006 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine. The Barry Award was named in the memory of well-known and well-respected mystery fan and reviewer Barry Gardner.

In 2005, he received the Al Blanchard Crime Fiction Award for Best Short Crime Fiction Story at the fourth annual New England Crime Bake, a mystery convention organized by the New England Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. This short story, "The Road's End," appeared in the Windchill crime anthology, published by Level Best Books.

His short stories have also been extensively anthologized, including the 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1995 editions of "The Year's Best Mystery & Suspense Stories," published by Walker Books, as well as the 1995 and 1997 editions of "Year's 25 Best Mystery Short Stories" and the 1997, 1999, 2001 and the 2003 editions of "Best American Mystery Stories," published by Houghton Mifflin. In addition, his short fiction has also been reprinted in the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 editions of "The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories," published by Forge.

An anthology of his short fiction, "The Dark Snow and other Mysteries", was published in 2001 by Crippen & Landru press of Virginia. This was followed by a second anthology, "Tales from the Dark Woods," published by Five Star.

His stories have also appeared in two short story anthologies published in Germany as well as in South Africa and Japan.