A novel from Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic
“I dare you to pick up The Three-Day Affair and read a page or two and then put it down. It can’t be done. With a combination of dread and glee I tore through this book and was sorry when it was over.”
–Tom Franklin, Edgar Award-winner and author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
The Daily Telegraph (UK) calls The Three-Day Affair “an elegantly written story with enough suspense to keep you sitting up reading longer than planned.”
The Miami Herald names The Three-Day Affair a best crime novel and “notable debut” for 2012.
Esquire names The Three-Day Affair one of the Eight Best Books of 2012.
The Three-Day Affair gets rave review in the Star Ledger.
The Three-Day Affair reviewed in the Sunday New York Times.
Michael Kardos is the author of the novel The Three-Day Affair and the award-winning story collection One Last Good Time. His short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Pleiades, PRISM international, and many other magazines and anthologies, and were cited as notable stories in the 2009, 2010, and 2012 editions of Best American Short Stories. Michael grew up on the Jersey Shore, received a degree in music from Princeton University, and played the drums professionally for a number of years. He has an M.F.A. in fiction from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he is an assistant professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.