Search Results: "Jack Fredrickson"


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HIDDEN GRAVES by Jack Fredrickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"The criminals are clever and the detective, after his initial benightedness, even more clever, making Fredrickson's sixth case one of his best."
A transparently phony case sends Dek Elstrom chasing phantoms down a long road just when he's most needed in the Windy City. Read full book review >

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HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE by Jack Fredrickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Fredrickson (Honestly Dearest, You're Dead, 2009, etc.) gets two-thirds of it right. The prose is polished and pliant, the slightly idiosyncratic hero entirely sympathetic. Blame a near miss on that pesky, plotting leg of the triad—the story doesn't grab you."
A clown plunges, a lady vanishes, and there's nothing funny about the connection. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"Talky and occasionally pokey, but redeemed by expressive prose and an ingratiating protagonist with wit, style and courage. First of a series that could become quite good."
Are the rich really different? Sure they are—they've got more stuff. That's why you can hold them up. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD CALLER FROM CHICAGO by Jack Fredrickson
Released: April 23, 2013

"If the mystery is less than compelling, Dek (Hunting Sweetie Rose, 2012, etc.) continues to be good company, whether he's rescuing his ex-wife from kidnappers or playing a divorcing Hollywood couple against each other."
A mysterious phone call from a long-dead thief spells trouble for everyone in PI Dek Elstrom's neighborhood of Rivertown. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSORS' CLUB by Jack Fredrickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"The most densely woven of Dek's five cases to date, even though you may lose track of who's dead and who's not long before Fredrickson sounds the last trumpet."
Unlicensed Chicago shamus Dek Elstrom struggles to protect a man all too close to him who does his very best to fight any trace of protection. Read full book review >

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HONESTLY DEAREST, YOU’RE DEAD by Jack Fredrickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"The prose is polished, the plotting deft and dotted with sneaky surprises. And Dek, likable in his debut (A Safe Place for Dying, 2006), is even more engaging here."
A woman he doesn't know names Dek Elstrom executor of her will. Read full book review >

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A CINDERELLA AFFIDAVIT by Michael Fredrickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1999

"The dialogue is literate, often funny—and all the characters live and breathe. (75,000 first printing)"
A legal thriller so savvy and so well-written it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Read full book review >

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A DEFENSE FOR THE DEAD by Michael Fredrickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Strains credulity here and there, but Fredrickson (Witness for the Dead, 2001, etc.) is such a talent that you'll find a lot to like."
Message from a dead serial killer: Don't defame the defunct. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BUS by Caroline Fredrickson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Informative, occasionally shocking exploration of the state of women's rights in the workplace."
Examination of the inequalities women still face in the workforce. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Showing the stunning parallels in the politics of black peoples on both sides of the Atlantic, this offers definitive proof of the robust continuity of black freedom struggles."
This look at the nature of black protest in South Africa and the US is a profound and necessary contribution to the field of black studies. Read full book review >

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WATCH YOUR TONGUE, CECILY BEASLEY by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"This snazzy cautionary tale packs quite a bite (even with its tongue in the way). (Picture book. 4-7)"
That's right, Cecily. If you make an ugly face, it just might get stuck. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TROUBLE! by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A brightly colored monster tale that begs to be animated. Repeat readings required. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How do you deal with an infestation of monsters? Read full book review >