2015 News and Events


2015 New Year

Greetings! Thanks so much for visiting my site.

For those new to my work, I write books with an eye toward turbulence and murder, including the Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek private eye novels. The sixth book in the Pavlicek series, The K Street Hunting Society, is now out in both paperback and ebook. Look for the next full-length Pavlicek novel, Talon Dancer, in Spring 2016.

Coming in 2015 will be the long-awaited next installment in the Dragonflies series, as well as a couple of other surprises I’m not yet at liberty to discuss. Here’s an update on my latest schedule of appearances.


–Thursday, February 12, 2015 – Noon – 1 PM
Speaker NSDAR Chapter at Greencroft Country Club (with book signing) Charlottesville, VA

– Sunday, February 22, 2015 – 2-4 PM
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
Mechanicsburg, PA
– March 18-22, 2015
Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

– Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:30 – 4 PM
Jefferson Madison Regional Library
Featured Speaker – Local Author Series
Charlottesville, VA


– September 25-27, 2015
Featured Local Guest Author
Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity Conference
Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD


October 8-11, 2015  Bouchercon Mystery Convention, Raleigh, NC



Thanks so much for visiting. Happy reading!

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Find more information about the story and how it relates to Michael Lewis’s new #1 bestseller Flash Boys here.

Straka DRAGONFLIES E-book Cover Final2014 EVENTS YOU MISSED:


 - Visit Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival and from 1-5 pm stop by the Crime Authors Book Fair at The Crime Museum where I’ll be joined by partners in crime: Austin Camacho, Matthew Iden, Dan Morse, D.A. Spruzen and John B. Wren


May 2-4

May 2-4, 2014 – Join me at the Malice Domestic Convention, Hyatt, Bethesda, MD. I’ll be on the Sunday, May 4, 11:45 am panel, “Double Trouble:Sleuthing Duos” and signing my new Frank Pavlicek novel, The K Street Hunting Society.

Friday,  September 26  Baltimore Book Festival - Baltimore, MD - I’ll be speaking on Author’s Row Stage at 1:30 PM, September 26 and appearing and signing books in Author’s Tent all afternoon.

Saturday, October 11 – Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity Conference – Hunt Valley, MD


Praise for the novels of Andy Straka:

“A breath of fresh air in the field of private eye fiction.” — Jeffery Deaver

“A talented author.” – Publishers Weekly

“Highly recommended. I dare you to tell me I’m wrong.” — Michael Connelly

“Characters you feel in your bones.” — Julia Spencer-Fleming

“A first rate-thriller.” — Mystery Scene

“A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why I started reading                               mysteries in the first place.” — Steve Hamilton

“…Dragonflies nails the sweet spot where science fiction meets thriller. The technology seems all too real and the story all too plausible…”

–John Gilstrap

“I found myself drawn to Dragonflies for a few different reasons; the engaging mix of genres (Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller), the protagonist (a confident and strong female), and because a long time ago I wanted to be a helicopter pilot. So this title allowed me to escape into a world that I have always been interested in, while mixing in mysterious government projects, crime, conspiracy, and perhaps a hint of a future romance….with a skillfully crafted plotline, suspenseful build-up and a climatic cliffhanger you can guarantee I’ll be impatiently waiting to read the second in the series.”
– NetGalley Devours Reviews

“If he keeps producing books like Record Of Wrongs he will be on top                                                 sooner rather than later. He is that food.” – I Love A Mystery Reviews 


Current & Past Publishers:

NAL/Signet/Penguin — Five Star/Cengage Learning — Americana Publishing — Cedar Creek Publishing — LLW Media

 Andy is represented by Scott Miller at Trident Media Group (New York) 212-333-1502

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