Steve Anderson's novels mix crime, history, mystery, noir and humor, usually involving a determined underdog stuck between two worlds. He lives in Portland, Ore.
Munich, 1990: American expat slacker Gordy Ford poses as a top Hitler scholar, all to impress a girl. Stuck in his scam, Gordy soon thinks he's stumbled onto a shocking historical discovery that's made him the target of a wannabe Neo-Nazi and shady Russian mafia. There's dark and dry humor, a rowdy plot, and imposters exposed despite their best efforts.
"Confederacy of Dunces but set against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besserwisser is a comical adventure that will keep you guessing."
— The LL Book Review
"An offbeat, dark comedy with a touch of suspense and I found myself quickly engaged ... if you lean toward literate, witty writers, you may well enjoy this." — Amazon 5-star review
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Hopefully they'll like that it's built like a mystery thriller but turned on its head with the quirky, subtle humor. And the Munich setting — it's both endearing and cursed, like my main character Gordy.
Q: Why did you go indie?
After years of writing and near misses with agents and publishers, I found myself with manuscripts in a drawer that really wanted out. The books made me do it and self-publishing finally let me.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
As a humorous novel this is different than what I usually write, so any author who does straight mysteries and thrillers but tries funny too. Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith, , , . They make the hardest thing ever look easy.
Besserwisser: A Novel
Humor, satire, mystery/thriller