Monument Road (Franky Dast Mystery, #1) by Michael Wiley

Monument Road (Franky Dast Mystery, #1)

Introducing former death-row inmate turned private investigator Franky Dast in the first of an intriguing new crime noir series. Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn....


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TitleMonument Road (Franky Dast Mystery, #1)
ISBN9780727887436
Author
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherSevern House Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Crime
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Reviews Monument Road (Franky Dast Mystery, #1)

  • Paromjit
    2017-11-01
    This is dark and enthralling Crime Noir set in Florida. 18 year old Franky Dast does a good deed, helping teenagers Duane and Steven on a dark night by taking them to a petrol station on Monument Road. The two brothers are gruesomely murdered and raped after he drops them off. In a horrific miscarriage of justice, Franky is convicted of their killing, serving 8 years on Death Row when thanks largely to his own efforts and the Justice Now Initiati...
  • Liz
    2017-11-28
    This book is described as a Florida Noir mystery and the description is apt. Wiley has captured the darkness of being poor and unjustly accused in Florida. He’s also captured the locale, which is so richly described it’s like another character. Franky Dast has just been released after serving 8 years on a murder and rape charge. Thanks to the Justice Now Initiative, DNA has proved him innocent. But PTSD still keeps him a prisoner of sorts. ...
  • Lee
    2017-10-26
    Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man he hates more than any other, the man who remains convinced of Franky's guilt to this day?I really enjoye...
  • William
    2017-11-21
    I tried very hard to get into this book, but I find the prose to be flat and almost mechanical. The characters and plot are clichéd, and this is DNF for me. Thank you, NetGalley for providing this book to me.
  • Janebbooks
    2017-11-18
    Michael Wiley, UNF professor of 18th and early 19th century British literature, steps away from his place at the head of the classroom to bring his readers another tale set among the bridges, the landscape, the beauty of Northeast Florida again. Monument Road is titled after a major thoroughfare in the Arlington section of Jacksonville. Arlington is a bedroom community across the St. John's River from downtown Jacksonville, specifically right acr...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    2017-08-13
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Monument Road, the first novel to feature Franky Dast, a man recently released from prison after being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for murder.On his release Franky gets a job with the lawyers who freed him. It's not much of a job and he's not much of an investigator as he's constantly worrying at his own case, trying to work out what really happened and why he...
  • Annette
    2017-10-19
    Franky Dast has just been released from prison,having been cleared of murdering two boys 8 years earlier although there are some who still believe he did it and that he should have been executed as his sentence required- unfortunately one of these is the detective who arrested him.Despite coming from a poor family, Franky is bright and has spent his years in prison and Death Row trying to clear himself and prove his innocence. Once out he works f...
  • Angie Parish
    2017-09-24
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley. It in no way changed or pressured my honest opinion of it. I really enjoyed this book. I have gotten into mysteries more than ever lately, and this book hit the spot. I flew through it, and was left wanting more. It had me hooked from page 1. While it can be read as a stand alone, it is part of a series. I do wish I was aware of this before I started, for my own satisfaction...
  • Tim
    2017-09-15
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.MONUMENT ROAD by Michael Wiley is a novel about Franke Dast, a man recently released from prison, yet he is harassed by a homicide detective Bill Higby who remains convinced of Frankie’s guilt even with evidence of his innocence. Frankie also faces others in the community who still view him as a convict, making his reintroduction to society difficult along wi...
  • Kath
    2017-11-27
    This is another new author for me and another one firmly added to my watch list. Set in Jacksonville, Florida we follow Franky Dast as he is released from jail having served 8 years for a crime he didn't commit and was convinced he was fitted up for; the who and the why very much in the forefront of his mind as he starts his new job as an investigator for Justice Now Initiative, an outfit that helps people such as himself who have been failed by ...