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The Blue Hallelujah

The Blue Hallelujah

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by Andy Straka

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When it comes to "a brisk page-turner" (Kirkus) and "characters you feel in your bones" (Julia Spencer Fleming), count on "talented author" (Publishers Weekly) Andy Straka.

"One of rising stars of the mystery genre." --#1 NY Times bestselling author Rick Riordan




When it comes to "a brisk page-turner" (Kirkus) and "characters you feel in your bones" (Julia Spencer Fleming), count on "talented author" (Publishers Weekly) Andy Straka.

"One of rising stars of the mystery genre." --#1 NY Times bestselling author Rick Riordan



Detective Jerry Strickland and his wife Rebecca shared a secret calling. When Rebecca died of cancer in prison--branded as a disturbed vigilante after killing one of his murder suspects--Jerry knew he needed to put the truth in writing to set the record straight.

Now, as an old man nearing his own demise, Jerry is unsure whether to share his narrative about Rebecca with the world. But when his eight-year-old granddaughter Marnee disappears, Jerry learns she's been taken by someone close to the killer depicted in the pages hidden in his dresser drawer.

It's time for Jerry to finish the story--by confronting an evil that threatens Marnee's life and the lives of everyone around her. And by placing his faith in a higher power to redeem the love for Rebecca in his heart.


"A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why I started reading mysteries in the first place."
--Edgar award-winning author Steve Hamilton on Cold Quarry

"A first-rate thriller." --Mystery Scene magazine on Record of Wrongs

"One of the top voices in crime fiction." --Former homicide detective and
bestselling author John J. Lamb

"Frank Pavlicek is a breath of fresh air in the field of private eye fiction." --New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

"A great read." --Library Journal on Kitty Hitter

"Fast-paced, twisty, and complex."--Booklist on Kitty Hitter

"If you like the kind of book that grabs you by the lapels and doesn't let go until it's done with you, then A Killing Sky is just the ticket." --Janis Jaquith, columnist, public-radio commentator, and author of Birdseed Cookies: A Fractured Memoir

Editorial Reviews

Author - David Syrett
"Best novel of mystery and suspense I have read in a long time. Andy Straka comes right at your heart with this writing. There is no letting go until you finish the Epilogue."
Reader - Arthur L. Hellyer
"Wow. This book is absolutely stunning! Even this old non-believer was moved by the spiritual aspects of it. I've read most of Mr. Straka's Kindle books and they are all quite excellent, but this one is the most excellent of them all. Too many superlatives? I don't think so."
Author - Wright Forbucks
"I highly recommend The Blue Hallelujah by Andy Straka. This book is much more than a standard crime/mystery novel. Its pages explore issues of life, death and the nature of evil while masterfully presenting a highly suspenseful story as told by a not-long-for-this-world greatest generation narrator....A highly original work of fiction that deserves a five-star rating."

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Meet the Author

Publisher's Weekly has featured Andy Straka as one of a new crop of "rising stars in crime fiction." His books include A WITNESS ABOVE (Anthony, Agatha, and Shamus Award finalist), A KILLING SKY (Anthony Award Finalist), COLD QUARRY (Shamus Award Winner), KITTY HITTER (called a "great read" by Library Journal), and RECORD OF WRONGS, hailed by Mystery Scene magazine as "a first-rate thriller."

Andy is a licensed falconer and has worked as a book editor, movie production accommodation agent, commercial building owner and consulting vice president for a large specialty physician's practice, surgical implant and pharmaceutical sales representative, college textbook sales and manuscript acquisition representative, web offset press paper jogger, laborer on a city road crew, summer recreation youth director, camp counselor, youth basketball coach, assistant parts manager at an auto dealership, assistant manager at a McDonalds restaurant, and even been registered as a private investigator. (Not to mention a longstanding stint as a stay-at-home Dad to six, which makes neurosurgery look like tiddlywinks.)

For more information visit www.andystraka.com.

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The Blue Hallelujah 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
booksaregood More than 1 year ago
Just discovered Andy Straka in my nook search. Good books with the falcons, this is not part of that series, but still very good. I really got into the story.
walc More than 1 year ago
The story isn't very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it keeps you reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a little different mystery than i usually take on, but i really enjoyedvthe character and story line. Definitely recommend it!