The Bad Kitty Lounge

Michael Wiley

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Michael Wiley’s first novel, The Last Striptease, was nominated for a Shamus Award and hailed as “riveting” (The Chicago Tribune), “delightful” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “hard-boiled fiction with tenderness and compassion” (New York Newsday). Now he offers another exciting, fast-paced page-turner with The Bad Kitty Lounge.

Greg Samuelson, an unassuming bookkeeper, has hired Joe Kozmarski to dig up dirt on his wife and her lover Eric Stone. But now Samuelson has taken matters into his own hands. It looks like he's torched Stone’s Mercedes, killed his boss, and then shot himself, all in the space of an hour.

The police think they know how to put together this ugly puzzle. But as Kozmarski discovers, nothing’s ever simple. Eric Stone wants to hire Kozmarski to clear Samuelson. Samuelson’s dead boss, known as the Virginity Nun, has a saintly reputation but a red-hot past. And a gang led by an aging 1960s radical shows up in Kozmarski’s office with a backpack full of payoff money, warning him to turn a blind eye to murder.

At the same time, Kozmarski is working things out with his ex-wife, Corrine, his new partner, Lucinda Juarez, and his live-in nephew, Jason. If the bad guys don't do Kozmarski in, his family might.

 

 

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I SAT IN TOMMY Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant facing a window onto North LaSalle Street and watched a four-story condo complex where Eric Stone was screwing another man’s wife. Not the kind of work I look for, but it always seems to . nd me. I kept my eyes on my client’s condo and ate egg foo yong.
Behind me in the kitchen, Mr. Cheng cooked something that sizzled in the wok. He wore an apron and a white baseball cap. My Pentax, its telephoto screwed into focus, rested on the coun­ter in case Eric Stone showed his face outside.

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With a "twisting tangle of plotlines," The Bad Kitty Lounge "keeps us guessing till the end."--Library Journal (starred review)
 
"If  you like tough thrillers, this is for you."--The Washington Times

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Michael Wiley is a winner of the PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition and was nominated for a Shamus Award for his first novel, The Last Striptease. He lives with his family in northeast Florida, where he is hard at work on another Joe Kozmarski mystery.

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The Bad Kitty Lounge
Michael Wiley

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312593001
ISBN10: 0312593007
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$32.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
March 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429939508
ISBN10: 1429939508
288 pages
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