A Bad Night's Sleep by Michael Wiley
A Mystery (Joseph Kozmarski)

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Winner of the Shamus Award for Best Novel

Working late-night surveillance at a luxury condominium development, Chicago private investigator Joe Kozmarski encounters a burglary crew. Two of the crew members show up in a police cruiser dressed in uniform. In the chaos that follows, Kozmarski shoots and kills one of the thieves, who, like the rest of the crew, is one of Chicago's Finest. And just like that Kozmarski finds he’s in for many a bad night’s sleep.
Kozmarski joins the burglary crew, working as an inside agent for his old friend Lieutenant Bill Gubman. Facing dangerous suspicions from both the criminal gang and the uncorrupted ranks of the police department, uncertain about who wishes to help him stay alive and who wishes to kill him, Kozmarski takes his wildest ride yet. A Bad Night's Sleep pushes full throttle through the streets of Chicago to a stunning conclusion.

 

About Michael Wiley

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Michael Wiley is a Shamus Award winner. He lives with his family in northeast Florida. This is his third novel.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The bent cops are straight, the straight cops are crooked, and ex-cop Joe Kozmarski (The Bad Kitty Lounge, 2010, etc.) must somehow figure out which is which, and who and when, in order to stay alive.

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Fans of gritty PI novels will relish Shamus-finalist Wiley's third mystery featuring Chicago detective Joe Kozmarski (after 2010's The Bad Kitty Lounge). Early one morning, while staked out at a const

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Former Chicago cop, now PI Joe Kozmarski is on an overnight stake-out watching for warehouse thieves, only to be surprised when the cops show up — to break in and steal the merchandise themselves — in A Bad Night's Sleep, the third mystery in this series by Michael Wiley.

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Bookmarks Magazine

And just like that Kozmarski finds he’s in for many a bad night’s sleep.
Kozmarski joins the burglary crew, working as an inside agent for his old friend Lieutenant Bill Gubman.

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Sun Sentinel

Although they distrust Joe, the crew's leaders bring Joe into their upscale bar/brothel that feeds more money into their operation.

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Florida Times-Union

In "A Bad Night's Sleep," private investigator Joe Kozmarski is back on the mean streets of Chicago trying to scratch out a living, but the former cop, former husband and recovering alcoholic - a poster boy for the country song lyrics: "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all" - is ag...

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