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Dan Anderson is an award-winning mystery author and recipient of many literary honors. All his mysteries have been optioned by a Hollywood Entertainment Company for firm production.

Background Information

I have an MBA from California, served with the Americal Infantry Division in Vietnam, and took early retirement as VP, Information Systems from Prudential Financial Services.  I love mysteries and have collected over 2,000 of them— some dating as far back as the 1800s— many of which are first editions and signed by the authors.

I love mysteries and comedy and have combined the two to produce my first novel, Bad Vibrations, which many reviewers have called one of the most hilarious, original and creative contributions to the genre.

I begain writing mysteries because so many of the ones being written today were starting to sound the same.  I wanted to push the envelop and expand the boundaries of the genre.  My preference is for humorous dialog, interesting and zany characters who are unique and stand out, plots that make you want to continue reading without stopping, and scenic descriptions which are poignant and memorable. 

My major literary influences are Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammett, Ross McDonald, John McDonald, Philip McDonald, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Elmore Leonard, George V. Higgins, Patricia Highsmith, Eric Ambler, Marjorie Allingham, Earl Derr Biggers, James M. Cain, John Dickson Carr, Arthur Conan Doyle, Graham Green, Ngaio Marsh, Mary Roberts Rhinehart

Birth Place
Vidalia, GA USA

My three mysteries have won many literary awards including:

- Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Award, First Place-Published Mystery 2008
- Books and Authors Best Murder Mystery of the Year 2008
- Independent Authors IPPY Award - Silver Medal, Best Regional Fiction
- Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Award-First Place-Unpublished Mystery
- FWA Lighthouse Book Award-Mystery,Third Place
- Royal Dragonfly Book Award - Mystery, Second Place

Additional Information

All my mysteries have been optioned by Hollywood for possible film production. My first novel was Bad Vibrations which was published in 2008. This riveting, fast-paced novel features L.A. PI Chauncey McFadden and has already received literary awards and critical acclaim . My second novel, Death Cruise, was published in 2011. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship and in various ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. The third installment in this series is titled Vietnam Vindication and was published in 2012. PI McFadden is asked to prevent further murders of Army squad members suspected to be revenge of an alleged rape that occured during the Vietnam War. The fourth installments is Death by Downsizing which was published in July 2014.PI Chauncey McFadden is asked to discover who is brutally murdering former members of an army squad who served in the Vietnam War. My fifth novel, The Loves of Cinderella, was published in March 2015. This novel was written at the request of a Hollywood Entertainment Company and optioned for film treatment. It takes the iconic and fabled character of Cinderella and brings her into the geopolitical world of 2915 instead of the animated world of the 17th century.

Contact Information
Dan Anderson
1740 Choice Hills Drive 
Henderson NV 89012   USA
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Dan Anderson's literary website
This website provides a bio of the author, a synopsis and first chapter of each of his novels, reviews from critics and readers, literary awards won by the author's mysteries and the author's blog. All provide greater insight into the author and his books.

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