Black Hammock
by Michael Wiley

We had set out from Atlanta to kill my mother and her husband. A slow kill.

Oren has returned to the family home he last saw when he was eight years old. Eighteen years later, he is bent on an elaborate scheme of revenge.

Homicide detective Daniel Turner was never able to forget the unsolved case, the disappearance of Amon Jakobsen all those years ago. Convinced the man was murdered, he was never able to prove it. Now he has returned to the isolated house on Black Hammock Island following reports of a disturbance. Is this his chance to find out what really happened to Amon eighteen years before? And will he be in time to prevent history repeating itself?


“No one will stop reading, so hypnotic is Wiley’s writing”


Harrowing in its own peculiar way

Kirkus Reviews

“An amazing Southern Gothic tale of revenge. A crime tale well told”

Florida Times-Union

“A dazzlingly lurid tour de force of action writing. . . . Late in the book, there is an extended coda of nightmarish destruction that is truly remarkable literary prose. BLACK HAMMOCK comes alive in the music of its mayhem”

Fort Meyers Florida Weekly

Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley was brought up in Chicago, and now teaches creative writing and literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. As well as the Franky Dast thrillers, he is the Shamus Award-winning author of the Chicago-based Joe Kozmarski PI series, the Daniel Turner thrillers, and the Sam Kelson mysteries. His first Franky Dast thriller, Monument Road, was nominated for the 2018 Shamus Best PI Novel Award and the Sam Kelson mystery, Head Case, was nominated for the same award in 2022.

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Black Hammock by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751702931st March 2017140 X 214mm192£13.99
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