CADILLAC’S COMIN’ (a novel)
A young, headstrong, performer with white-hot talent.
A president of a small record company with big ambitions.
A nervous nation coping with a new, dangerous music.
It’s Memphis, 1958.
It’s rock & roll, brother!
This novel is Mike Dennis’ valentine to the rockabilly pioneers of the 1950s who operated in the dark with no rules, no guidelines, no precedents, and virtually no adult supervision.
THE TAKE (a novel)
In the world of small-time bookie Eddie Ryan, only the cop cars are black and white. Everything else swirls in a kind of gray soup. Overcome by greed, lust, and the survival instinct, Eddie takes part in a high-stakes heist, stepping into a morally treacherous world where no one can be trusted, and where life expectancy is short.
Set in the dim half-light of the Houston and New Orleans demimondes, THE TAKE is a fast-paced, nerve-jangling ride.
This book also comes with a preview of Setup On Front Street, the first entry in my Key West Nocturnes Series. The series is designed to lift the lid off Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, taking the reader behind the margaritas and the sunshine into the dark shadows and alleys where the tourists never go.
Ebook on Kindle and Nook. Paperback on CreateSpace.
BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL (a short story collection)
From the other side of the human condition comes this collection of noir tales by Mike Dennis.
1. FULLY LOADED
It’s 1984 and Biloxi, Mississippi has seen better days. Sherry Lamar, used car saleswoman extraordinaire, is feeling the pinch. Then one day, a stranger walks onto her small car lot and ushers her into a world of steamy sex and murder.
2. THE DEVIL DRIVES A BIG MERCEDES
A seven-year-old boy is playing with his two younger sisters when a minor accident occurs. One of the sisters is to blame, but she blames the boy and their mother believes her, punishing the boy. This starts him on a downward spiral into self-doubt and later, depravity, that will last his entire life.
A famous crime fiction novelist thinks the book she’s working on will revive her sagging fortunes. Halfway through it, however, she develops writer’s block and is unable to continue her story, until a mysterious early-morning phone caller claims to have the answers.
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE EYES (a short story)
In this short story, Harry’s a blackjack dealer at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. The kind of guy you’d never notice. Ordinary-looking, inconspicuous, practically invisible. Lives in a little apartment behind the hotel. Been working graveyard shift for twelve years now. Got no life of any consequence.
But one night Petra sits down at his table, and then…
THE SESSION (a short story)
But one night, he’s awakened by a phone call from a record producer who needs him for a session right away. The money is good, so he agrees, but this session will dredge up long-buried memories and dreams, and wind up changing his life forever.
The Session calls together Mike Dennis’ past as a professional musician and his present as a noir fiction author in a harrowing portrayal of a man who can’t quite grab the brass ring.
Ebook on Kindle and Nook.