The Dead Caller from Chicago

By Jack Fredrickson
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312605278, 306pp.)

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

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"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 for dead-on dialogue, and an unerring eye for compelling pace. In Dek Elstrom, he's created an investigator with a seductive one-two punch--a delectably smart mouth and a delightfully nimble brain. Believe me, no matter how hard your heart, there's going to be a soft spot in it for "Hunting Sweetie Rose." This is a book that satisfies on every level from an author you can trust to deliver." --William Kent Krueger

Dek Elstrom is back. Bad things are surfacing in Rivertown, in a huge hole in a block of bungalows; in the river, where the dam trapped what should never have been in the water. And from the past, where secrets long buried have risen again, to kill. Then comes a phone call from a dead man, and the sudden disappearance of almost everyone Dek ever held close. A trail leads north, to the end of Michigan, past the chop of the angry waters beyond, to an ice swept island most everyone wants to forget. But there are no answers there, just more questions, and another dead man pointing straight back to Rivertown, to the hole, and the dam, and secrets that want to keep killing in "The Dead Caller from Chicago.

About the Author
Jack Fredrickson lives with his wife, Susan, west of Chicago. He is the author of four Dek Elstrom PI mysteries, two of which, A Safe Place for the Dying and Hunting Sweetie Rose, have been nominated for Shamus Awards. His third Shamus nomination is for his short story, The Ace I, which has been nominated for the Best PI Short Story of 2013.
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