Blue Avenue
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?

Reviews

“The revelations will reward readers’ patience”

Booklist

“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

Kirkus Reviews

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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Editions

Blue Avenue by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788429929th August 2014141 X 222mm224£20.99
Hardback978072788429929th August 2014141 X 222mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801058401st December 2014N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801058401st December 2014N/A224£8.99
Ebook97817801058401st December 2014N/A224$6.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789797830th April 2015141 X 222mm352£22.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789797830th April 2015141 X 222mm352£22.99
Paperback978184751539127th February 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
Paperback978184751539127th February 2015138 X 216mm224£12.99
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