After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas to become a professional poker player. He turned to writing when his first novel, THE TAKE, was picked up by a publisher in 2009.
His second book, SETUP ON FRONT STREET, was the first of a series of Key West Nocturnes, standalone noir novels. These books will lift the veil on Key West and reveal it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami.
THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA is the second book in that set. The third, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is coming soon.
Mike also has a collection of short stories, BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALLl. In addition, his stories have been published in A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Powder Burn Flash, Slow Trains, and The Wizards Of Words 2009 Anthology.
In December, 2010, Mike moved back to Key West.
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Setup On Front Street
By Mike Dennis
Published: October 2, 2011.
Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. He's fresh out of prison, after serving three years for a diamond swindle. Now he's back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished.
In this tight-knit town, who can be trusted? How long can Doyle stay alive?
Setup On Front Street takes you inside the world of Key West noir, way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go.
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