Monument Road
by Michael Wiley

Introducing former death-row inmate turned private investigator Franky Dast in the first of an intriguing new crime noir series.

Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man he hates more than any other, the man who remains convinced of Franky’s guilt to this day?

As Franky delves further, he comes to realize that in order to prove Higby’s innocence, he must also prove his own. Unless he finds out what happened that fateful night eight years before, the night 15-year-old Duane Bronson and his 13-year-old brother were murdered, Franky will always be under suspicion, and the real killer will remain free. What really happened that dark, wet night on Monument Road? And is Franky prepared for the shocking truth?


Monument Road by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278874361st December 2017145 X 220mm256$28.99
Hardback978072788743631st August 2017145 X 220mm256£21.99
Ebook97817801091761st December 2017N/A256$10.99
Ebook97817801091761st December 2017N/A256£8.99
Hardback - Large Print *97807278936971st September 2018140 X 220mm368$36.95
Hardback - Large Print *978072789369731st May 2018140 X 220mm368£22.99
Paperback97818475185761st January 2019140 X 217mm224$17.95
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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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