- Paperback: 282 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466317809
- ISBN-13: 978-1466317802
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,446,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ghosts Of Havana Paperback – September 11, 2011
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About the Author
After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), Mike Dennis left Key West and moved to Las Vegas in 2006 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 next 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 now available, and the fourth, The Guns Of Miami, will be coming in 2013.
Mike has also introduced the Jack Barnett/Las Vegas series, about a reluctant ex-private investigator living in Sin City, USA. The first entry in that series, a novelette called Temptation Town, is now available. The second installment, Hard Cash, also a novelette, is currently available, as is the third entry, a full novel called The Downtown Deal.
Mike also has a collection of short stories, Bloodstains On The Wall. 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 addition, Mike has an experimental rockabilly novel called Cadillac's Comin', a hard tale of a one-hit wonder who recorded for Sun Records in the chaotic early days of rock & roll.
In December, 2010, Mike moved back to Key West, where he enjoys year-round island living with his wife Yleana, whom he married on a warm December night in 2012 on the rooftop of an apartment building in Havana, Cuba.
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To reveal more would be to spoil a genuinely suspenseful descent into contemporary Noir. Although there are more than a few "f bombs" dropped in the opening chapters, the prose is excellent - vivid and concise, what most writers should be striving for.
"Ghosts of Havana" is a compulsive, compelling page-turner and very, very difficult to put down. Give it a try.
I loved the characters and found the action to be non-stop. I liked the author's style and pacing and together, they kept my attention throughout the book.
As in Dennis's other books he is a student of the noir characters and lingo from time spent in New Orleans, Vegas and Key West and is able to convey that effectively across the pages and put you there.
I could easily envision a movie made from this story cause the secret is adeptly revealed but will remain hidden forever...... in a "Titanic" type ending. Kudos! I look forward to future tales from the noir side of life.