Dek Elstrom

Created by Jack Fredrickson

Wry, spry and "creatively unemployed," Chicago's VLODEK "DEK" ELSTROM is a hapless, soft-boiled private eye in a hard-boiled world, scrounging to pay the rent on his fixer-upper turret and his junk food dependency. In other words, whatever it takes. As long as it pays...

Toss in some outlandish scenarios, a loopy supporting cast and some strong but wacky plotting, then let Dek's wise-cracking motormouth rev up to full-tilt boogie and you've got a Shell Scott for the new millenium.

The first Dek Elstrom mystery, A Safe Place for Dying (2006), was nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and it's since been followed up by several novels. His short fiction has appeared in the acclaimed Chicago Blues and in Michael Connelly's Burden of the Badge anthologies. He lives in Chicago.

THE EVIDENCE

  • "Google, that collector of all lint..."

-- from Hunting Sweet Rosie

NOVELS

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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