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About the author:
After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to become a professional poker player, but turned to writing when his first novel was published.
SETUP ON FRONT STREET is his second published novel. It's the first in the Key West Nocturnes series of noir novels which lift the veil on Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami. The next book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, is now available. The third installment, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is now available, and the fourth, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, will be coming in 2013.
In addition, Mike has had short stories published in Powder Burn Flash, A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Slow Trains, and the 2009 Wizards Of Words Anthology.
In December 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he lives with his wife Yleana, whom he married on a warm December night in 2012 on the rooftop of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba.
Other books by Mike Dennis:
TEMPTATION TOWN / A novelette. The first in the hardboiled Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series centered around a reluctant private investigator. Ebook available on Amazon, paperback available on CreateSpace.
HARD CASH / A novelette. The second entry in the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series. Ebook available on Amazon, paperback available on CreateSpace.
THE TAKE / A novel, now available in both print and ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, Fictionwise, and All Romance.
BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL / A collection of three short stories from the dark side, now available in both print and ebook on Amazon and CreateSpace.
Setup On Front Street
"Mike Dennis is the modern master of noir." --MAX ALLAN COLLINS, author of Road To Perdition
"Dennis writes true noir." -- VICKI HENDRICKS, author of Cruel Poetry
"Credit author Mike Dennis with no small achievement: he has taken a man to be reckoned with and a moment in time and turned these into a satisfying work of noir fiction. His writing is tight, to the point, like a line drawing..." -- NOIR JOURNAL
"Fans of Elmore Leonard should find Mike Dennis an author worth watching - and reading." -- BOOKSANDPALS.com
Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he's fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he's back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished.
A local family dynasty which has controlled the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They're convinced Cuba is on the verge of "opening up", and they all want Doyle gone.
In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive?
SETUP ON FRONT STREET is the first novel in Mike Dennis' Key West Nocturnes series, designed to reveal Key West as a true noir city. Dennis takes you inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go.
- Publication Date:
- 0615478727 / 9780615478722
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Suspense