Michael Wiley


Michael Wiley is the author of the Shamus Award-winning A Bad Night’s Sleep (St. Martin’s Press, June 2011), The Bad Kitty Lounge (St. Martin’s Press, 2010) and the Shamus-nominated, PWA/SMP award-winning Last Striptease (St. Martin’s Press 2007). He is writing a fourth novel in the series, which features Chicago Detective Joe Kozmarski, as well as a stand alone mystery, which is set in the wetlands of northern Florida.

Michael grew up in Chicago and has lived and worked in the neighborhoods and on the streets where he sets his Kozmarski mysteries. He now teaches literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. As part of this other life, he has published books on Romantic Geography (Macmillan-St. Martin’s Press) and Romantic Migrations (Palgrave Macmillan). No one shot at him when he was writing either of them.