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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jack Fredrickson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in Chicago, IL


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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """A Safe Place for Dying""" *Finalist, Shamus Award for Best First Novel, 2007 """Hunting Sweetie Rose""" *Finalist, Shamus Award for Best Novel, 2013