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Buried Dreams (Lewis Cole #5)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  115 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Retired Department of Defense research analyst Lewis Cole loves his small New Hampshire town of Tyler Beach, and he shares this affection with his friend Jon Ericson, an eccentric retiree who’s convinced Vikings had once lived in their town, more than a thousand years ago. For years Ericson has searched for artifacts to prove Vikings had a settlement on the New Hampshire c ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Minotaur Books
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Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-detective
Lewis Cole's friend Jon Ericson is intrigued by local history, and has been obsessed for many years with his theory that the Vikings inhabited the New Hampshire coastline. He finally finds real evidence, but when Lewis goes to see it, he finds the police securing the scene of a murder. Following his moral compass and disobeying a request from his close friend, Detective Diane Woods, he teams up with his shady friend, Felix Tinios to bring justice to the murderer. DuBois does a nice job of shifti ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lewis Cole is again caught up in keeping a promise that gets in to some serious hot water with his friend Felix. He meets an armature archeology buff who is determined to find proof that the Vikings had a settlement in New Hampshire and when he finally uncovers proof, he is murdered and Cole is determined to find the killer. The New Hampshire coast and more is again the setting although some town names have been changed. I have two more books in our library to read after a break to work on my ev ...more
Neil Szigethy
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
A light summer read (in advance of summer!) that had a decent plot but very little in the way of character development or description. I pulled this out of the library stacks at random, and since it's #5 in the Lewis Cole series, I suppose I should have started with #1. Since the novel was set in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire, I expected the landscape and seascape to play more of a role – they didn't. The main reason for two stars vs. three is an egregious error in the book where a minor character, ...more
Sep 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A new-to-me author and series....I love finding these and especially so when they turn out to be a gritty quick-turn-the-page-gotta-see-what's-gonna-happen-next type of read. BURIED DREAMS sort of feels like an amateur sleuth mystery in that Lewis Cole is a magazine writer and he wants to solve his friend's murder. But he has a past with the government and the grit factor ratchets up with Cole's friend Felix Tinios, a 'security consultant' (at least on his tax returns).

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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
Mark Pitman
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: detective
In the 5th Lewis Cole Mystery, Lewis Cole meets a fellow who is interested in NH history and wants to prove the Vikings landed on the seacoast of NH. Jon Ericson calls Lewis to say he has found the evidence to prove his assertions. When Cole arrives at Ericson's home Ericson has been shot twice in the head. Cole is determined to find the killer and goes to extremes with an assist from his buddy Felix. Felix and Lewis are arrested in Maine where Felix's lawyer, Raymond Drake manages to get Lewis ...more
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Lewis Cole, a former specialist with the Department of Defense, has retired to a small New Hampshire town to live a quiet life as a writer. When his neighbor Jon Ericson is found shot to death, Cole tries to find the killer. Ericson, an amateur archaeologist, had long been searching for evidence that ancient Vikings had landed on their local beach, a good bit further south than generally thought. On the day he was killed, he announced that he had uncovered evidence supporting his theory. Was thi ...more
Steve Payne
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This is pretty typical of the other books in the series. This one was more focused on Lewis and less about the secondary characters. Lots twists and turns in the plot. I have to admit that I was surprised by the ending. Lewis certainly does some stupid stunts for someone that's supposed to be very intelligent.
Stacy Bearse
Nov 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Another solid effort in the engaging Lewis Cole series.
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was surprisingly good. I saw the author on a game show and he mentioned that he was a writer. I looked him up! I will probably try another one by this author.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed all of this series immensely. One of my favorite mystery writers.
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Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of twenty novels and more than 150 short stories. His novel, "Resurrection Day," won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year.

In addition to his thrillers, Brendan DuBois is the author of the Lewis Cole mystery series.

He is currently working on a number of writing projects with New York Times bestselling author Ja
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