'Blue Avenue' channels classic noir

November 26, 2014 2:10 PM

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Jacksonville, Fla., author Michael Wiley takes a measured walk on the dark side in his intriguing thriller "Blue Avenue" that channels classic noir author James M. Cain and the Coen Brothers' debut film, "Blood Simple."

While Wiley's fourth novel launches his new series about Jacksonville police detective Daniel Turner, "Blue Avenue" belongs to shady businessman William "BB" Byrd, whose obsessions drive the plot. Turner's role as more of an observer allows Wiley to explore an edgy plot in which motives often are un...

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