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, but turned to writing when his first novel was published.
SETUP ON FRONT STREET is his second published novel. It's the first in the Key West Nocturnes series of noir novels which lift the veil on Key West, revealing it as a true noir city, on a par with Los Angeles, New Orleans, or Miami. The next book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, is currently available. The third book, MAN-SLAUGHTER, is also available. The fourth book, THE GUNS OF MIAMI, is due out in late 2013. Mike has also begun the Jack Barnett/Las Vegas series, about a reluctant ex-private investigator in Sin City. The first entry in that series is TEMPTATION TOWN, a novelette. The second installment, also a novelette, is called HARD CASH, and is now available. The third book, THE DOWNTOWN DEAL, is a full novel, and will be available in the spring of 2013. In addition, Mike has had short stories published in Powder Burn Flash, A Twist Of Noir, Mysterical e, Slow Trains, and the 2009 Wizards Of Words Anthology.
In December 2010, Mike moved back to Key West.