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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jack Fredrickson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Chicago, IL

-- Jack Fredrickson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Fredrickson was born and still resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fredrickson's first Dek Elstrom mystery, ''A Safe Place for Dying'', was nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and his second, ''Honestly Dearest, You're Dead'', was a March 2009 Pearl Pick. His short fiction has appeared in the acclaimed ''Chicago Blues'' and in Michael Connelly’s ''Burden of the Badge'' anthologies.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Hunting Sweetie Rose: A Mystery (Dek Elstrom Mysteries)
ISBN: 0312605269

Minotaur Books. 2012

"Jack Fredrickson is one hell of a writer. This is a book that satisfies on every level."--William Kent Krueger

Sweetie Fairbairn, the doyenne of Chicago society, is known for big-hearted philanthropy and magnificent soirees in her penthouse high atop one of the city's premier boutique hotels. Dek Elstrom is hired by a mysterious man in a long limousine to investigate the death of a clown. Was it suicide―or murder? What is the connection between the dead clown and Sweetie?

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