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Author: Michael Wiley Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Joseph Kozmarski Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781481571692
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Michael Wiley’s first novel, The Last Striptease, was nominated for a Shamus Award and hailed as “riveting” (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, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you like tough thrillers, this is for you.”

    Washington Times

  • “In Wiley’s strong second mystery to feature Chicago PI Joe Kozmarski, Joe…has plenty of grit, and his style suits Chicago fine.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Keeps us guessing to the end.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Joe is an engaging Everyman, single-parenting a precocious eleven-year-old while clumsily attempting to reconcile with his wife. Wiley’s Chicagois authentic, and his plot touches on racial animosities from the late 1960s that haven’t healed. His writing is stylish, and he ranges from melancholic to howlingly funny.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 12/4/2011

    " A great follow-up to Wiley's The Last Striptease. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/7/2010

    " Definitely a page-turner, modern day with links to the 1960s. Now I have to read his first book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 3/23/2010

    " A great follow-up to Wiley's The Last Striptease. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/10/2010

    " A page-turner with unexpected plot twists. A classic noir novel with interesting charaters. Plus, I love the references to Chicago.

    I don't want to give anything away - so be sure to read this one for yourself! "

About the Author

Michael Wiley is the author of The Last Striptease, which won the St. Martin’s Press / Private Eye Writers of America contest for best first unpublished private eye novel in 2006 and was nominated for a Shamus Award in 2008. He grew up in Chicago and has lived and worked in the neighborhoods and streets where he sets his Kozmarski mysteries. As part of this other life, Wiley has published books on Romantic geography and Romantic migrations. He lives with his family in Florida, where he teaches literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.