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Jack Fredrickson

Born: in Chicago, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Fredrickson is a native Chicagoan.

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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


Selected Titles

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

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: 1001979588

St. Martin's Press, New York : 2006.

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

Worldwide, Toronto : 2014.

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: 233813784

Minotaur Books, New York : 2009, ©2008.

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: 879298322

Worldwide, New York : 2014.

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: 740627589

Minotaur Books, New York : 2012.

"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.

 

 

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