Books by Michael Wiley

MONUMENT ROAD by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Like your noir pitch-black? So does Wiley, whose leading question here seems to be how his hero can possibly survive, spiritually, mentally, or even physically, to anchor the promised series."
The creator of Joe Kozmarski and Daniel Turner (Black Hammock, 2016, etc.) kicks off a new series that releases a convicted killer from a Florida prison just in time to entangle him in a fresh bouquet of homicides. Read full book review >
BLACK HAMMOCK by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Neither as scary nor as suspenseful as most of Wiley's Florida gothics but harrowing in its own peculiar way, even if it poses no threat to its Aeschylean model."
Something completely different—meaning surprisingly familiar—from Southern noir specialist Wiley: a revenge tragedy with strong intimations of the Oresteia. Read full book review >
SECOND SKIN by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Satisfyingly doom-and-gloomy, even though many readers will balk at the last round of dark revelations and the last spasm of violence that accompanies them."
A second dose of murderous troubles that hit all too close to home for Jacksonville homicide detective Daniel Turner and his family. Read full book review >
BLUE AVENUE by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Repeated doses of strong sexual violence make this one definitely not for the kiddies. First of a series, though you have to wonder who's left in Jacksonville for the sequels."
Wiley moves south from his three tales of Chicago shamus Joe Kozmarski (A Bad Night's Sleep, 2011, etc.) to Florida, where an even less heroic sleuth faces an even seamier mystery.Read full book review >
A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Fast, furious and fun. Readers who like them hard-boiled will love this 22-minute egg."
The bent cops are straight, the straight cops are crooked, and ex-cop Joe Kozmarski (The Bad Kitty Lounge, 2010, etc.) must somehow figure out which is which, and who and when, in order to stay alive. Read full book review >
THE BAD KITTY LOUNGE by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2010

"Sound and fury and mindless violence, signifying that a pretty good writer has yet to find a story commensurate with his talent."
Sinful seeds bear murderous fruit. Read full book review >
THE LAST STRIPTEASE by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"Not much new in this debut, this year's PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel, but Wiley does speak fairly fluent Chandler."
Why shouldn't a private cop with time on his hands hang out the "Gone Fishing" sign? Because he might get hooked. Read full book review >