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"I read everything Brendan DuBois writes. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, it doesn't matter. He's one of the best." --- Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo award-winning author

"...Brendan DuBois is one of the two or three finest short story writers of my time." --- mystery editor and author Ed Gorman

“It is impossible for me to overpraise Brendan DuBois.” --- Otto Penzler, The Mysterious Bookshop

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From award-winning author mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this unique collection of "hidden" or hard-to-find short stories. Since 1985, DuBois has published more than 130 short stories, and in this anthology, he brings together stories that are hard to find for the reader or collector that have been published in non-tradtional markets.

These eleven stories include:

"The Final Ballot" --- Beth Mooney is a single mom living in New Hampshire, just a few weeks before the New Hampshire presidential primary. Her daughter is attacked by the son of a prominent Georgia senator who may win his party's nomination. With pressure from all sides, can Beth find justice for her hurt daughter?

"A Trace of a Trace" --- Samuel Kosten is a lobsterman who thinks he's committed the perfect crime, by murdering his girlfriend and disposing of her body in a thorough and complete fashion. But he failed to plan for a dogged out-of-state CSI investigator who knows that important evidence must exist somehow, somewhere.

"A Snowy Night" --- Cassie Burns is a young girl, in love with a man who turns out to be a killer. Now it's late at night, at a remote cabin in Maine, standing in a snow-covered yard, wearing no footwear, no coat, no hat, just a thin nightgown, and she's slowly freezing to death, trying to figure out a way to survive...


Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of 130 short stories and sixteen novels including his latest, “Deadly Cove,” part of the Lewis Cole mystery series (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 by Houghton-Mifflin, 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. Visit his website at

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