Andy is the author of ten novels, including the #1 Amazon bestseller A Witness Above, the first book in the Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek private investigator series. Featured as "a rising star in crime fiction" by Publishers Weekly, Andy's latest work of fiction is the amateur sleuth mystery Split City.



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#1 NY Times bestselling authors Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman talk below about A Witness Above (originally published by by Penguin-Putnam and reissued by Brash Books) and the bestselling, award-winning
Frank Pavlicek Series 
What Others Are Saying

"Highly recommended." -Michael Connelly

"Fast-paced, twisty, and complex."  -Booklist

"A first-rate thriller." -MysteryScene

"Storytelling as strong as talons. Once [Straka's] got you, he never lets go." -Rick Riordan

"A great read." -Library Journal

"Atmosphere, vivid setting...intriguing plot and characters you feel in your bones [make for] a compulsively readable, gripping thriller." -Julia Spencer-Fleming

"A powerful story. Will delight readers." - Midwest Book Review

"As an avid reader of mystery and suspense, this is a series I will visit again and again. [The] writing is in the moment, real and draws the reader in...a highly enjoyable reading experience!" --Cozy Cat Reviews

"Witty, sharp, and flesh-and-blood real." -Jeffery Deaver

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