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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Harry R Gersteneker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1930 in Collinsville


-- Harry R Gersteneker on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=harry+r+gersteneker


Illinois Connection

I was born and grew up in Collinsville, Illinois went to Collinsville schools, served in the Navy in the Korean War, worked for various newspapers including The Collinsville Herald Journal and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Biographical and Professional Information

I have been writing novels following a newspaper and free-lance writing career. I have had four novels published by Denlinger's Publishers in various genres--drama, thriller, detective. All my fiction plots are set in Illinois. The publisher has since gone out of business but the works are still listed with Amazon.com. Several of my novels have been adapted into screenplays. I have had articles published in national magazines in both fiction and non-fiction. I am currently adapting some of my novels into screenplays on speculation.


Selected Titles At Your Library

LAPP Society murders /
ISBN: 0877143153. OCLC Number:

Denlinger's,. Edgewater, Fla. :. ©2004.


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