“The author does a stand-up job of placing you into the time, the atmosphere, and the story.”

Lily Torrence by Fred Andersen


“The tension is introduced immediately and it grows steadily.”
Fred Andersen’s writing is strong, focused and balanced; the characters are likeable and the plot is driven by conflict. It is a gripping, suspenseful read!” Readers’ Favorites Reviews, Sept. 16.

“Tugs at your gut” Amazon reader review

a fast-paced action story [with] extra dimensions of psychological depth . . . designed to keep thriller readers thinking beyond the story’s final passages.” Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review, Sept. 2018.

At the corner of Hollywood & Crime.

A fable of classic Hollywood, where image is king, but sex is queen, and murder and blackmail are her handmaidens.

The truth behind the shooting of Marty Nuco involves a decade-long cover-up of despicable behavior by some of the most celebrated and powerful people in the movie industry. It also leads to the inescapable conclusion that corruption and lies never die, they just take new names and put on new faces.

Line in the Sand: My new book.

When drug gang hit men appear at a Phoenix elementary school late one afternoon, a fourth grade teacher and a janitor become the protectors of two immigrant boys, and their lives are changed instantly and permanently. The boys are innocent victims of a Mexican cartel war that has crossed the line in several and serious ways.

Hard Boiled to Noir to Eternity

Fred Andersen’s presentation on classic mystery in print and on film reveals, with fascinating stories and cool images how Hard Boiled/Noir became one of the enduring creations of 20th Century American culture. This is a great show for book, film, mystery fans.

Recent Presentations at Louisiana Book Festival 2017, Mesa Community College, Left Coast Crime 2018.

Contact us schedule a presentation for your group or event.

In the meantime, enjoy this article about film noir.



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