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Seneca Falls, NY / Key West, FL
About Me:
After thirty years as a professional musician (piano), I left Key West for Las Vegas in 2006 to become a professional poker player.

I have written two crime fiction series: the Key West Nocturnes series and the Jack Barnett/Las Vegas series.

Max Allan Collins has said, "Mike Dennis is a modern master of noir."

In late 2010, I moved back to Key West, where I live with my wife Yleana, whom I married in 2012 on a warm night in Havana, Cuba.

And in mid-2013, I got into audiobook narration and production. I currently have over 35 titles, each live on Audible.com, Amazon, and iTunes. Among them are titles by Lawrence Block, Jim Thompson, David Goodis, JD Salinger, and many others.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Jim Thompson, James M Cain, Gil Brewer, Lawrence Block, David Goodis, Donald Westlake, James Ellroy, Charles Willeford, Vicki Hendricks, Andrew Vachss, Raymond Chandler, VS Naipaul, Paul Theroux.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies (in no particular order): The Wild Bunch, Once Upon A Time In America (extended director's cut), Double Indemnity, The Narrow Margin (1952), Citizen Kane, White Heat, The Grifters, The Godfather I and II, Night And The City (1950), Out Of The Past, Glengarry Glen Ross, Pulp Fiction, Detour, The Asphalt Jungle, Heat, Enemy Of The State, Boogie Nights, I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang, and one of the greatest of all, Police Academy 6 (no, just kidding). All these plus so many others have made my movie experience a rewarding part of my life.

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Anyone ever seen the 1945 film noir classic Detour? It was based on a 1939 novel by Martin M Goldsmith, and I've just narrated the audiobook. This is the first time this novel has ever been released in audio form and I'm thrilled to have done it.

You can check it out and listen to an audio sample here. http://j.mp/1y6XCr2…


Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:19am — 2 Comments


THE SQUEEZE by Gil Brewer

Review copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis

A fortune in illicit cash, a sinister gambling joint operator, a gorgeous redhead, and enough double-crossing to last a lifetime…those are the building blocks of The Squeeze, a fast-moving novel by Gil Brewer.

Written in 1955, The Squeeze is centered around Joe Maule, a Chicago transplant to the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida, the site of many Brewer tales. Joe is in debt to the tune of $12,000,… Continue

Posted on November 8, 2009 at 7:05am



Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis

“Ralph stood on the corner, leaning against the brick wall of Silver’s candy store, telling himself to go home and get some sleep.”

That’s the opening line of The Blonde On The Street Corner, a 1954 novel written by David Goodis. Of course, Ralph doesn’t go home. Instead, he spots a blonde across the dark street and gawks at her. She… Continue

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 1:30pm

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At 4:21am on October 9, 2010, Vincent Zandri said…
Thanks Mike,
Won't be at Bouchercon since I'm giving a presentation at Boisie Books Fair in two weeks, but will maybe see you at Thrillerfest in MYC in July ????
At 9:23am on December 29, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
I'm putting together a Mystery Cruise. Nov. 14-21, 2010. We're sailing from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera. Cabins start at $400. You can contact me for panels. You can contact Beverly@cruisingsmart.com for info.

Nice way to "launch" your new book!
At 8:56pm on November 16, 2009, Carmel Shute said…
You seem to be a big noir fan
At 12:11am on October 10, 2009, G. Patrick Johnson said…
In answer to your question about Boucheron...not this year.

I've actually just returned to writing after taking several years off from staring at blank pages and unresolved plot lines. Events such as Boucheron are completely new to me. I recently found this website by sheer luck, and now I feel like the new kid at school watching all the published "cool kids." I'm still trying to learn the buzz words so I can fit in.
At 1:54pm on October 9, 2009, G. Patrick Johnson said…
I read your James Ellroy story on your website and enjoyed it tremendously. I chuckled at your revelation that you put down Cold Six Thousand a mere seven pages from the end.
At 10:49am on September 3, 2009, jKathleen said…
Oh I do!! and a loose Jacket.;0
At 10:44am on September 3, 2009, jKathleen said…
Read your short story. very good sir...
I just sold my Ice Cream parlor... LOL, You just never know about us retiree's. What might we do on the side. ;)
At 6:33am on September 3, 2009, jKathleen said…
Thanks Dennis, I haven't been on for awhile getting back into stuff, and I as well am having a new...web site put together. Good luck with yours.
At 4:46am on September 3, 2009, jKathleen said…
did you ever get a web site up?
At 4:47am on August 27, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Mike , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.

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