Mike Worley


Police officer, investigations commander, chief of police, university instructor, national consultant. Mike Worley brings a varied background to his development of detective mysteries. On top of that, each of his stories contains elements of real cases, so there is built-in realism even though the stories themselves are fiction.

Mike is a veteran of 34 years in law enforcement. His career spanned the ranks from patrol officer to captain in the Boise Idaho Police Department. He served as an investigative commander in both criminal investigations and in internal affairs. He was later selected to serve at chief of police in suburban Meridian, Idaho.

Upon his retirement from active law enforcement, Mike continued to serve the law enforcement community for six years as an instructor and course coordinator for the Southern Police Institute, the in-service training arm of the Justice Administration Department of the University of Louisville. He also owned a national consulting practice focusing on issues regarding police policy.

He is retired and lives in Louisville, KY with his wife, Nancy. When he's not writing, he is active with University of Louisville athletics, serving as the official scorer for Louisville Volleyball. He was also selected by the NCAA to score the 2010 Division II and 2012 Division I women's volleyball national championship matches. Additionally, he assists with media relations for basketball and football.

He has written five novels in the "Angela Masters Detective Novel" series. The titles are "Retribution", "Grand Jeté", "Entitlement", "Ghost", and "Fire Storm." A sixth addition to the series, "Proven," is in development.

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An Angela Masters Detective Novel
This series follows the investigations of Homicide Detective Angela (Angi) Masters of the Santa Rosa (CA) Police Department.


Fire Storm
Series: An Angela Masters Detective Novel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Mike Worley’s fifth mystery/thriller, Detective Angela Masters is on the trail of a sociopath who murdered and dismembered a teen-aged girl.
Entitlement - An Angela Masters Detective Novel
Series: An Angela Masters Detective Novel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A young woman is reported missing. Her car has been abandoned but there is no evidence that a crime has occurred. Still, Detective Angela Masters’ believes the woman may have been kidnapped. There is no ransom demand but also no indicator that the woman may be living somewhere else. “Entitlement” is filled with twists, dead ends and clashing egos keeping the reader engrossed to the end.
Ghost - An Angela Masters Detective Novel
Series: An Angela Masters Detective Novel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,550. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A young couple have what seems to be a comfortable life until one day when the husband finds his wife brutally murdered in their apartment. Witnesses report an unknown man in the area but efforts to locate him are frustrated. The case goes cold until a year later when another woman is similarly attacked. New information causes Detective Masters to re-examine old theories to locate the killer.

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