Sleeping Policemen

Sleeping Policemen

A Novel

Dale Bailey, Jack Slay Jr.


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A late-night joyride takes a sharp turn into nightmare territory when a group of college students tries to cover up a crime of carelessness

A moment of inattention on a winding roadway in the Smoky Mountains leaves a stranger dead and his accidental killers at the mercy of a possible witness. Finney Durant, Nick Laymon, and Reed Tucker are desperate not to be linked to the crime. Finney and Tucker insist on hiding the corpse, and Nick, hard up for money, takes the man’s cash. But the hit-and-run is just the beginning of their problems once they use a key found in the victim’s pocket to open a bus locker—and find a videotape that opens an ever-widening doorway into horror.


Dale Bailey:
Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The FallenHouse of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award. You can find him online at

Jack Slay Jr. teaches English and servant leadership at LaGrange College in Georgia. In addition to the novel Sleeping Policemen, written with Dale Bailey, he has written short fiction for Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Talebones, and other publications. He is married to Lori; together they have three sons: Kirk, Justin, and Reed.