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I write crime fiction and thrillers, including the Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek private eye novels. Just out is the sixth book in the series, The K Street Hunting Society.

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

Also coming soon is the next book in my Dragonflies series, now co-authored with screenwriter Durrell Nelson. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

APRIL 12

 - 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

http://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-authors-book-fair

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.

 

Thanks so much for visiting. Happy reading!

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 Praise:

“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 

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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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