by Michael Wiley
Summoned by his old friend, homicide detective Daniel Turner, to identify the trussed-up, naked body of a woman, found wrapped in cellophane amongst a pile of garbage on Blue Avenue, a down-at-heel area of Jacksonville, Florida, businessman William Byrd or ‘BB’ is in for a shock. He recognises the dead woman as Belinda Mabry, the girl with whom he spent an intense and passionate summer twenty-five years before. What’s more, as Daniel informs him, she’s the third victim to have met such a hideously gruesome end.
Determined to find out what happened to Belinda Mabry and where she’d been for the past twenty-five years, BB must revisit his own troubled past – and discover more than he ever really wanted to know about the woman he once loved. But his investigations are causing serious ripples amongst prominent members of the local community. Has BB found himself on a road of no return?
Genre: Hard-Boiled, Noir
“The revelations will reward readers’ patience”
“Excellent noir that will attract readers who appreciate the anguished protagonists of Steve Hamilton and Loren D. Estleman”
Library Journal Starred Review
Wiley is extremely good at creating an atmosphere of menacing dread. New shocks occur all the way to the last page?and continue as readers reflect on what they’ve just witnessed”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
The plot, fueled by a steadily rising body count, boils furiously until it reaches a climax that's both utterly predictable and powerfully unnerving”
Blue Avenue by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727884299||29th August 2014||141 X 222mm||224||£21.99|
|Paperback||9781847515391||27th February 2015||138 X 216mm||224||£13.99|
The Daniel Turner Mystery Series