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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Wiley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Michael grew up in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael is a Professor of Literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up and worked in the neighborhoods and streets of Chicago where he sets his mysteries.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The last striptease /
ISBN: 0312372507. OCLC Number:

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2007.

P.I. Joe Kozmarski tries to prove a man innocent of the murder of his girlfriend while hunting the man who killed a police friend and babysitting his eleven-year-old nephew.

The Bad Kitty Lounge /
ISBN: 0312593007. OCLC Number:

Minotaur Books,. New York, N.Y. :. 2010.

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 an hour. 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.

A bad night's sleep /
ISBN: 0312552246. OCLC Number:

Minotaur Books,. New York :. 2011.

Infiltrating a burglary crew as part of a mission to identify corrupt police officers, Chicago private investigator Joe Kozmarski encounters unexpected challenges that take him from a spa club for couples to the gang-troubled streets.


  • PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition ,
  • The Last Striptease

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