Trouble in Mind
by Michael Wiley
Introducing maverick Chicago private investigator Sam Kelson in the first of a hardhitting new crime noir series.
Sam Kelson is a PI like no other. As a consequence of being shot in the head while working undercover as a Chicago cop, he suffers from disinhibition: he cannot keep silent or tell lies when questioned. But truth be told – and Kelson always tells the truth – he still feels compelled to investigate and, despite the odds, he’s good at his job.
Hired by Trina Felbanks to investigate her pharmacist brother, whom she suspects is dealing drugs, Kelson arrives at Felbanks’ home to make a shocking discovery. Arrested on suspicion of murder, he makes an even more startling discovery concerning his client’s identity. Kelson would appear to have been set up … but by whom, and why?
As events spiral out of control and the body count rises, Kelson realizes he’s made a dangerously powerful enemy. Will he survive long enough to discover who has targeted him – and what it is they want?
“A violent mystery that introduces a singular character guided by his sometimes-twisted thoughts. Readers of L.L. Bartlett’s “Jeff Resnick” mysteries may be intrigued by another sleuth who learns to cope with his brain injury”
“Wiley keeps the twists coming. Fans of differently abled detectives will look forward to the sequel”
“Sure to satisfy”
“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
“No one will stop reading, so hypnotic is Wiley's writing”
Booklist on Black Hammock
“The book's strength is in its insights into the well-developed characters”
Publishers Weekly on Second Skin
“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
Trouble in Mind by Michael Wiley is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889812||7th January 2020||145 X 221mm||224||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889812||30th September 2019||145 X 221mm||224||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448303519||1st November 2019||N/A||224||$6.99|
|Ebook||9781448303519||1st November 2019||N/A||224||£4.99|
|Paperback||9781780296524||27th October 2020||140 X 215mm||224||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780296524||31st August 2020||140 X 215mm||224||£12.99|