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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 --

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 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Warehouse of Death
ISBN: 0877143366

Denlingers Pub Ltd. 2004

Terminally ill patients in Westview Care Center want to die with dignity. A dedicated, caring nurse who becomes involved with her patients makes a solemn promise to do what must be done to assist patients to end their suffering. But little did she know that her acts of mercy would result in her own life being turned into a living nightmare.

ISBN: 1569015376

Northwest Pub. 1995

LAPP Society Murders
ISBN: 0877143153

Denlingers Pub Ltd. 2004

Ex Marine Corps sniper Mark Troy's ten year old son Jamie died a horrible death—a victim of corporate greed. Then, after a sham trial, the company gets off with a slap on the wrist and Mark's wife commits suicide. So Mark, with blind vengeance seeks his own kind of justice against corporate polluters. And when Homicide Detective Scott Dodge, hot on Mark's trail tracks him to the top of the St. Louis Gateway Arch in a final showdown, only one kind of justice prevails—frontier justice.

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