"...Brendan DuBois is one of the two or three finest short story writers of my time." --- mystery editor and author Ed Gorman.
"To say that Brendan DuBois writes thrillers is equivalent to saying that Faberge was pretty good at decorating eggs." --- Crippen & Landru
As we commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, award-winning mystery author Brendan DuBois has compiled a collection of seven of his short stories, all connected to the bloodiest conflict on American soil.
These stories include mysteries, alternative histories, and even tales of science fiction. Stories such as:
"The High Water Mark" --- A farm boy is scared out of his wits as he marches to a battle raging at a place called Gettysburg. But will his actions this historical day be the mark of a coward, or an unexpected hero?
"Gettysburg Dreams" --- A Confederate officer is preparing his troops for the upcoming battle, but one of his soldiers --- whose grandmother is skilled in the arts of voodoo --- tells him of a vision of the future, a future that is terrifying...
"Last Hours in Richmond" --- As the Union forces battle their way closer to Richmond during the last days of the war, a tired woman who runs a boarding house does what she can do to survive... even if it means breaking the law...
This unique anthology also includes:
-- Author forward and afterward
-- Publication history of each story
-- Author insight on how each story was written and published
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His latest novel, "Deadly Cove," was published in July 2011 by St. Martin's Press.
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 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. He is also a onetime "Jeopardy!" game show champion.
Cover art by Jeroen ten Berge.