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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jack Fredrickson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, IL


-- Jack Fredrickson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jack+fredrickson


Illinois Connection

Fredrickson is a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jack 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.


Awards

A Safe Place for Dying


-- Finalist, Shamus Award for Best First Novel, 2007

Hunting Sweetie Rose


-- Finalist, Shamus Award for Best Novel, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

A safe place for dying /
ISBN: 0312351682. OCLC Number: 69680151

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An extortion letter arrives at Crystal Waters, one of Chicago's wealthiest gated communities. It makes no specific threats, gives no instructions, demands only that $50,000 be gotten ready--chump change for an enclave where the cheapest house is worth three million. It's easy to see it as harmless--a note from a nut. Then a mansion explodes. The homeowners panic, and want it hushed up. If word gets out that a bomber is targeting Crystal Waters, their multimillion-dollar homes will become worthless, a last catastrophe for people strung out from living the good life too well. They hire Dek Elstrom to investigate.

A Safe Place For Dying.
ISBN: 9780373269358. OCLC Number: 1001979588

St. Martin's Press,. .

Honestly dearest, you're dead
ISBN: 9780373269020. OCLC Number: 884507365

Worldwide,. .

Delighted when an attorney offers him four hundred dollars to execute the will of a dead client, a broke Dek Elstrom finds his seemingly simple case complicated by a race against time with a killer.

Honestly dearest, you're dead /
ISBN: 0312380925. OCLC Number: 233813784

Minotaur Books,. .

Delighted when an attorney offers him four hundred dollars to execute the will of a dead client, a broke Dek Elstrom finds his seemingly simple case complicated by a race against time with a killer.

Hunting Sweetie Rose
ISBN: 9780373268917. OCLC Number: 879298322

Worldwide,. .

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?--Provided by publisher.

Hunting Sweetie Rose /
ISBN: 0312605269. OCLC Number: 740627589

Minotaur Books,. .

"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?"--Provided by publisher.