Andy is the Shamus Award winning author of ten novels, including A Witness Above, the first book in the #1 bestselling 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.
#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..."
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