Hunting Sweetie Rose

A Mystery

Dek Elstrom Mysteries (Volume 3)

Jack Fredrickson

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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"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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CHAPTER 1.
 
 
Two weeks later, late one afternoon, I was standing outside Rivertown’s city hall, about to watch another clown—this one relentlessly alive—being hauled away by earnest young men in dark suits.
I’d been drawn across the lawn by the arrival of a Channel 8 News van. Nothing at Rivertown’s municipal offices had ever interested the press before. The corruption there is pathetic in its cheesiness, not nearly as dramatic as the big-scale shenanigans in Chicago, just to the east. So whatever it was that had finally drawn the newsies was

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Praise for Hunting Sweetie Rose

"Excellent... Readers will root for Elstrom every step of the way."
--Publishers Weekly (starred) 

"A well-plotted, soft-boiled mystery that simultaneously charms, entertains, and perplexes. Compare with David Housewright for an unassuming protagonist and upper Midwest flavor, and Michael Harvey for historical flavor."
--Library Journal

"Establishe[s] Dek Elstrom as a most appealing protagonist and a true Chicago character."
--Booklist

"Combines a killer plot with always witty, often smart-alecky prose and a cast of eccentrics to make Hunting Sweetie Rose another worthy — and arguably the best — book in a series marked by daring originality."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Jack Fredrickson writes in a tempting, sometimes noir style, fond of eccentric characters, pithy patter, sarcastic comebacks, and retro (or timeworn) locales. The plot piques interest from the outset, quickly grabbing the reader full force...This one already stands out as a fine candidate for more than a few of the year's top prizes."
--Yahoo! Shine

Praise for Jack Fredrickson:

“Everything I want in a mystery.” —Nancy Pearl, National Public Radio on A Safe Place for Dying

“Quirky, affecting . . . this poignant thriller is something quiteout of the ordinary.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal on Honestly Dearest, You’re Dead

“[Dek] Elstrom has lost none of his initial appeal. . . . a seriously good guy.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on Honestly Dearest

“Fast, funny and wonderfully plotted, Jack Fredrickson’s latest, Hunting Sweetie Rose, is a great read and one that shouldn’t bemissed.” —Michael Harvey, author of The Third Rail

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About the Author

Jack Fredrickson

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. He lives in Chicago.

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Hunting Sweetie Rose
A Mystery
Jack Fredrickson

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
February 2012
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ISBN: 9781429950879
ISBN10: 1429950870
336 pages
$12.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
February 2012
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ISBN: 9780312605261
ISBN10: 0312605269
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 352 pages
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