SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD is a
classic Boston based murder mystery
that continues where DEAD MEN TALK left off. It is the further adventures of Private
Investigator and ex-cop Jack Kelly. This
time Kelly is exposed to a more depraved side of the cutthroat business of the
cheap detective. A story of greed and
lust set against a backdrop of blues, jazz music, and the incredibly rich and
dirt poor Boston
neighborhoods. As is usual with Jack
Kelly, the bodies start to pile up. And
as always, the salty and sometimes deeply philosophical dialogues pierce the
mind and heart. But this time a young
girl’s life is held in a death trap and her time is running out.
In this action-packed thriller,
Kelly and his cast of characters, Lieutenant Jessica Paris, Willie Crawford,
The Musician, and the Soul Brothers, utilize some classic hard-nosed police
work to uncover a sinister plot involving multiple murders and a fortune of
oceanic proportions. And there are
sharks in the water.
This bold modern day mystery is
cutting edge, both fast and irreverently funny.
It reads like a fresh and brazen film noir and will translate well to
film. Johnny Barnes was a private
investigator in Boston for 11 years
and has been a cop for the last 15.