Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Dek Elstrom Mysteries

Jack Fredrickson's A Safe Place for Dying (Shamus Award nominee, Pearl Pick, Starred Review in Publishers Weekly) introduced turret dweller and oddball private investigator Dek Elstrom to mystery readers worldwide. Set in the present, in a crooked town just a few crooked miles from even more crooked Chicago, subsequent titles in the series (Honestly Dearest, You're Dead; Hunting Sweetie Rose; and The Dead Caller from Chicago) have earned starred reviews and critical praise from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Books in this Series

The Dead Caller from Chicago
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The Dead Caller from Chicago

Dek Elstrom Mysteries (Volume 4)
Jack Fredrickson
St. Martin's Press

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

"Jack Fredrickson is one hell of a writer. He has an ear...

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Hunting Sweetie Rose
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Hunting Sweetie Rose

Dek Elstrom Mysteries (Volume 3)
Jack Fredrickson
St. Martin's Press

"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...

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Honestly Dearest, You're Dead
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Honestly Dearest, You're Dead

Dek Elstrom Mysteries (Volume 2)
Jack Fredrickson
St. Martin's Press

A Safe Place for Dying, the first in Jack Fredrickson's highly acclaimed Dek Elstrom mystery series, was nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Now, Chicago P.I. Dek Elstrom...

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A Safe Place for Dying
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A Safe Place for Dying

Dek Elstrom Mysteries (Volume 1)
Jack Fredrickson
St. Martin's Press

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...

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About the author

Jack Fredrickson

JACK FREDRICKSON is the author of Honestly, Dearest, You’re Dead, a Nancy Pearl Pick, as well as A Safe Place for Dying, which was nominated for the Shamus Award. His short fiction has appeared in the acclaimed Chicago Blues, Michael Connelly’s The Blue Religion, and Charlaine Harris’s Crimes by Moonlight. He was a top pick in a recent Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine reader poll. He lives with his wife, Susan, west of Chicago, where he is president of the Friends of the Hinsdale Library, writes a newspaper column, and is at work on the next Dek Elstrom mystery.

 

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