About the Author, Fred Lichtenberg

Fred Lichtenberg, Novelist

Fred Lichtenberg is a native New Yorker who lives with his wife in Jupiter, Florida. He has one son. After spending a career as a Field Agent with the IRS, Lichtenberg changed gears from crunching numbers to creating fictitious villains and heroes. Hunter’s World, was released by Five Star Publishing in 2011. The murder of an outside celebrity living in a small community on Long Island, creates havoc when dirty little secrets are about to be exposed, in this psychological suspense thriller.

Double Trouble (2013) — Mistaken identity grips this thriller when an identical twin separated at birth, enters a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the mob.

Deadly Heat at The Cottages: Sex, Murder, and Mayhem (2014) — Lichtenberg changed gears once more to write a humorous South Florida story with a wacky host of characters all living in a retirement community, where people are literally dying to move in.

Okay, one more switch! After three published murder mysteries, Lichtenberg turned his attention to retirement. During his research, he discovered many people approaching or in retirement don’t have a plan. Though humorous, Retired: Now What? (2015), addresses many serious issues.

Back to murders. Murder 1040: The Final Audit is an action-packed suspense thriller that plunges readers into the complex realm of one of America’s most shrouded government agencies. The murder of an IRS agent in the West Palm Beach, Florida, office triggers a desperate scramble to protect dark secrets within the agency. When those in power shut down the murder investigation, one man risks everything to find the killer and resolve his own mysterious past. Lichtenberg uses his insider knowledge from over thirty years in the IRS to craft a brilliant page-turner filled with love, sex, greed and a whole lot more.

And now, Fred is working on his second in a Hank Reed series from his novel Hunter’s World. Welcome back Hank!

In addition to writing mystery novels, Fred has written shorts stories and a one-act play titled The Second Time Around … Again, about finding love in a nursing home, at the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Fred is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.

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In the mystery/thriller category, the following are kept high on my library shelf:

  • Anything by Nelson DeMille
  • Scott Turow — Presumed Innocent
  • Elmore Leonard — Get Shorty
  • Martin Cruz Smith — Gorky Park
  • John Grisham — The Firm

Noteworthy: Peter Hoeg — Smilla’s Sense of Snow


Mystery Writers of America  International Thriller Writers


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