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Andy Straka

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The first hint of Andy Straka's future as a mystery writer came at the age of four when he appeared at his small-town neighbor's back door carrying a butcher's knife. Thankfully, the neighbor called Andy's mother instead of social services.

​Andy is a former college basketball player, a licensed falconer, and longtime husband and father. His novels include the recently released SPLIT CITY, the first in a new amateur sleuth mystery series; the #1 bestselling private eye novel A WITNESS ABOVE and the six book, Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek series; the techno-thriller trilogy DRAGONFLIES; and the critically-acclaimed suspense thrillers RECORD OF WRONGS and THE BLUE HALLELUJAH. Featured by Publishers Weekly among a group of "rising stars"
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First In A New Series

SPLIT CITY
by Andy Straka

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Murder sees double in the Catskills when former pro bowler Billy Gills finds himself summoned to the Partridgeberry County morgue to identify the body of his identical twin brother Bo. Billy is the proprietor of Split City Lanes, a classic hometown bowling alley, located in the charmingly rundown, lakeside town of Twin Strikes. Partri Read more of this blog post »
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A Witness Above: A Frank Pa...

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message 7: by gj

gj indieBRAG Hi Andy- thanks for becoming a friend!
Please take a moment and stop at our website to subscribe to our newsletter and like us on Facebook- we would love to have you.
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You might want to join our group- indieBRAG here on Goodreads.


message 6: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 08:33AM)

Dale Thele Andy, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


message 5: by A.R.

A.R. Simmons Andy, Hi

Great to meet you on GR. I will follow as time permits.

BR, AR Simmons


message 4: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Andy,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 3: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Andy. Thanks so much for Friending me here. Hope you're all prepared for the Holiday season, and that the writing's going well!


Jeannie and Louis Rigod How lovely to meet you this holiday Season. We wish you wonderful writing/reading days to come.


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for the friend invite hon. I gladly accept. Hope your holidays are going well hon. Talk later :)


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