michael wiley

Joe Kozmarski Detective Novels



A Bad Night's Sleep

Winner of the Shamus Award for Best Novel

One of the Best Books of 2011. “Definitely one of my favorite reads of 2011.” – January Magazine

“The reader will be on edge.” – The Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald

“An excellent reminder of why we've loved gritty P.I. stories since Spade and Marlowe first hit the mean streets.” – Suspense Magazine

“The relentless pacing makes the pages fly by, and the hard-edged prose is bracing.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Fast, furious and fun. Readers who like them hard-boiled will love this 22-minute egg.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Michael Wiley at his down-and-dirty hardcore P.I. best.” - Bookgasm

Michael Wiley is “a leader of the pack.” – Florida Times-Union

“Clean, taut prose and an appealing grit that melds perfectly with [the] beleaguered Everyman hero.” – Mystery Scene Magazine

“A terrific gritty thriller that grips the audience with the opening shootout and never takes a respite.” – The Mystery Gazette

“A thrill ride from start to finish.”  – Mysterious Book Report

“A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Modern noir at its best.” – Gumshoe Review

“A gripping classic PI novel, with this enormous bonus: this guy can WRITE. Clean, sharp, breathtaking prose.” – SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author of On the Line

"A terrific read that will indeed cost readers some sleep." – Alafair Burke, author of Long Gone

“Top-notch P.I. reading. Wiley knows how to keep the fires stoked." – John Lutz, New York Times bestselling, Edgar- and Shamus-winning author


The Bad Kitty Lounge . . .

“is stylish, and ranges from melancholic to howlingly funny.” — Booklist

“effectively tells a brutal story. If you like tough thrillers, this is for you.” — The Washington Times

is “a tidy, gritty tale about the legacy of violence, greed and family ties . . . expertly shows myriad complex relationships and the motives behind violent behavior.” — The Sun-Sentinel

“keeps us guessing to the end.” — The Library Journal (Starred Review)

“has plenty of grit, and . . . suits Chicago fine.” — Publishers Weekly

is “another winner. If you like PI novels you really need to get this." — Crimespree Magazine

“is a superb Chicago Noir. The audience will enjoy this fabulous investigative thriller as the spins and twists keep the reader off kilter throughout.” — The Mystery Gazette


Private Eye Writers of America and St. Martin’s Press Best First Novel Award

Nominee for Shamus Award for Best First Novel

"A stylish and savvy page-turner. Riveting." — Chicago Tribune

“A murder mystery that will keep readers up past their bed time.” — Florida Times-Union

“Delightful. A hoot from beginning to end.” — Toronto Globe and Mail

“One heck of a mystery! A definite winner.” — barnesandnoble.com, Feature Mystery

“Superb entertainment.” — Book Loons

“Hard-boiled fiction with tenderness and compassion.” — New York Newsday and The Bloomberg Report

“A highly recommended read for all those who love good storytelling.” — Mystery Scene Magazine

“Seamless, well thought out, entertaining and intelligent crime fiction.” — Crimespree Magazine

“A classic detective story.” — I Love a Mystery

“A fast-paced, entertaining read.” — Publishers Weekly

“Terrific.” — Gumshoe Review