by Michael Wiley
A case of stolen shoes leads maverick Chicago PI Sam Kelson into something far darker and deeper in the second of this hardhitting crime noir series.
“My boyfriend’s been stealing my Jimmy Choos.” Genevieve Bower has hired private investigator Sam Kelson to recover her stolen shoes from her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend. The problem is that no one’s seen Genevieve’s boyfriend for the past two weeks.
Events take a disturbing twist when, in his search for the shoes, Kelson comes across a body, shot in the head. A clear-cut case of suicide – or is it? Has Kelson’s client been wholly honest with him? What is this case really about?
At the same time, an explosion rips through one of the city’s public libraries, leaving a friend’s nephew critically injured. Could there be a connection? If there is, Kelson’s determined to find it. But Kelson’s not like other investigators. Taking a bullet in the brain during his former career as a Chicago cop, he suffers from disinhibition: he cannot keep silent or tell lies when questioned – and his involuntary outspokenness is about to lead him into dangerous waters . . .
“This darkly humorous PI novel offers nonstop, violent action, and is perfect for readers who enjoy Donald Westlake’s quirky “Dortmunder” characters”
“Humor enhances the clever whodunit plot. Wiley’s quirky lead, who’s unable to keep his thoughts to himself because of his injury, will appeal to fans of oddball sleuths like Jonathan Lethem’s Lionel Essrog”
“Wiley keeps the twists coming”
Publishers Weekly on Trouble in Mind
“Engrossing ... Readers will want to see more of the complex Dast”
Publishers Weekly on Monument Road
“Like your noir pitch-black? So does Wiley”
Kirkus Reviews on Monument Road
“Noir fiction doesn't get much darker ... Wiley is extremely good at creating an atmosphere of menacing dread ... New shocks occur all the way to the last page”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Blue Avenue
“An excellent noir that will attract readers who appreciate the anguished protagonists of Steve Hamilton and Loren D. Estleman”
Library Journal Starred Review of Blue Avenue
Lucky Bones by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889829||4th August 2020||148 X 225mm||240||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889829||30th April 2020||148 X 225mm||240||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448304325||1st June 2020||N/A||240||$6.99|
|Ebook||9781448304325||1st June 2020||N/A||240||£4.99|