BURIED DREAMS (Amateur Sleuth / Reporter) – VG
Brendan DuBois – 5th in series
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2004 – Hardcover
Reporter Lewis Cole’s friend Jon Erickson has made finding evidence of a Viking settlement in New Hampshire his avocation. It seems he’s finally found proof and has invited Lewis over to see it. But when Lewis arrives at Jon’s house he finds the police there and Jon murdered.
DuBois is something of a buried treasure. Even if you’ve not read others in the series, you have a sense of who the characters are. You feel Lewis’ pain of losing his friend and how that friend has impacted Lewis’ life. But there’s good suspense as well and a well-done twist at the end. I have always enjoyed this series, and this is certainly one of his best.