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NYT Bestselling Author Brendan DuBois Arrested in New Hampshire on Child Pornography Charges

EXETER, N.H. — Brendan DuBois, a New York Times bestselling author who co-wrote books with James Patterson, was arrested Wednesday in New Hampshire on child pornography charges.

An investigation was launched in March by Exeter Police Department in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).

Exeter police arrest bestselling author

Police then executed a search warrant in Exeter, about an hour north of Boston, near the New Hampshire coast.

DuBois turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

He was charged with six Class A misdemeanors for possession of child pornography. DuBois was remanded in custody after his arrest.

The author is expected to be brought to justice on Thursday.

Police have not released further details about the charges against DuBois.

Author Brendan DuBois after his arrest in New Hampshire.

Exeter Police


Who is Brendan DuBois?

According to his website, DuBois is a New York Times bestselling author of 29 novels.

DuBois and Patterson have teamed up to write six more dense novels, including “The Summer House.” DuBois’ latest, “Terminal Surf,” came out in June.

“His stories have earned him three times the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, two Barry Awards, two Derringer Awards, the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and three nominations for the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America,” DuBois's website says.

The author is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and still lives in the state.

Severn River Publishing, which published Terminal Surf, appears to have removed DuBois' bio page and other references to the book from its website.

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