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A Bad Night's Sleep

A Bad Night's Sleep

A Mystery

Joe Kozmarski Series (Volume 3)

Michael Wiley

Minotaur Books




Winner of the Shamus Award for Best Novel
Working late-night surveillance at a luxury condominium development, Chicago private investigator Joe Kozmarski encounters a burglary crew. Two of the crew members show up in a police cruiser dressed in uniform. In the chaos that follows, Kozmarski shoots and kills one of the thieves, who, like the rest of the crew, is one of Chicago's Finest. And just like that Kozmarski finds he's in for many a bad night's sleep.
Kozmarski joins the burglary crew, working as an inside agent for his old friend Lieutenant Bill Gubman. Facing dangerous suspicions from both the criminal gang and the uncorrupted ranks of the police department, uncertain about who wishes to help him stay alive and who wishes to kill him, Kozmarski takes his wildest ride yet. A Bad Night's Sleep pushes full throttle through the streets of Chicago to a stunning conclusion.

Shamus Awards - Winner



THE SOUTHSHORE CORPORATION OWNED a seven-block chunk of land on the south side of Chicago. If they'd let it sit for twenty years, it would have turned back into the prairie that had stood there a couple of centuries ago. Thirty...


Praise for A Bad Night's Sleep

“Jacksonville author Michael Wiley mixes two mainstays of the hard boiled novel -- the cynical hero and a gritty plot -- with an invigorating plot in his latest novel....A Bad Night's Sleep briskly moves through diverse Chicago neighborhoods that are far from the familiar Michigan Avenue.” —Oline H. Cogdill, Sun Sentinel

“Fans of gritty PI novels will relish Shamus-finalist Wiley's third mystery featuring Chicago detective Joe Kozmarski. Kozmarski, a well-developed flawed hero, would be right at home in a Chandler or Hammett novel. The relentless pacing makes the pages fly by, and the hard-edged prose is bracing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred revew)

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

“In Michael Wiley's dark-souled detective, his cynical cops, his convincing story, we get a gripping classic PI novel, with this enormous bonus: this guy can WRITE. Clean, sharp, breathtaking prose.” —S.J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author of On the Line

A Bad Night's Sleep is a terrific read that will indeed cost readers some sleep. Michael Wiley pulls you into the action on page one and doesn't let up until the last satisfying chapter.” —Alafair Burke, author of Long Gone

“This is top-notch P.I. reading. Wiley knows how to keep the fires stoked.” —New York Times bestselling author John Lutz

“A slick and suspenseful tale of corruption and redemption from a terrific PI writer at the top of his game. A Bad Night's Sleep is a great night's read.” —Kelli Stanley, author of City of Dragons

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP . The bent cops are straight, the straight cops are crooked, and ex-cop Joe Kozmarski (The Bad Kitty Lounge, 2010, etc.) must somehow figure out which is which, and who and when, in order to stay alive. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Michael Wiley

Michael Wiley is a Shamus Award winner. He lives with his family in northeast Florida. A Bad Night's Sleep is his third novel.

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