Florida happens : tales of mystery, mayhem, and suspense from the sunshine state

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Florida
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When it comes to Florida, no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible. Florida is the one state where fiction has to catch up to the headlines, and the contributors to FLORIDA HAPPENS: Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense from The Sunshine State do not hold back!

Edited by award-winning author/editor Greg Herren, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey, FLORIDA HAPPENS is a riveting anthology featuring some of the brightest stars of mystery writing. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the world's biggest mystery convention, this new anthology offers stories of pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen--from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States.

Jam-packed with stories from top authors, FLORIDA HAPPENS promises to surprise and thrill lovers of mystery and suspense. Included are classic tales from the legendary John D. MacDonald and Lawrence Block , plus fresh new fiction from bestselling mystery authors Susanna Calkins , Alex Segura , Brendan DuBois , Hilary Davidson , Reed Farrel Coleman , and Craig Pittman . The collection also includes thrilling new stories by top mystery writers Holly West , âe¨ Paul D. Marks , Greg Herren , Debra Lattanzi Shutika , âe¨Jack Bates , Barb Goffman , Angel Luis Colon , âe¨ J. D. Allan , Eleanor Cawood Jones , âe¨ Neil Plakcy , Michael Wiley , âe¨John M. Floyd , and Patricia Abbott .

A portion of the proceeds from the anthology will go to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to school age regardless of family income. A personal mission of Dolly Parton's, the Imagination Library fosters literacy, a love of reading, and is meant to inspire children to succeed.
Introduction / Tim Dorsey
The burglar who strove to go straight / Lawrence Block
The best laid plans / Holly West
There's an alligator in my purse / Paul D. Marks
Mr. Bones / Hilary Davidson
Cold beer no flies / Greg Herren
Frozen iguana / Drbra Lattanzi Shutika
The Fakahatchee goonch / Jack Bates
The case of the missing pot roast / Barb Goffman
How to handle a shovel / Craig Pittman
A postcard for the dead / Susanna Calkins
Hangover / John D. MacDonald
Muscle memory / Angel Luis Colón
The unidentifieds / J.D. Allen
All accounted for at the Hooary for Hollywood hotel / Eleanor Cawood Jones
Southernmost point / Neil Plakcy
Quarters for the meter / Alex Segura
Breakdown / Brendan DuBois
Winner / Michael Wiley
Frontier justice / John M. Floyd
When Agnes left her house / Patricia Abbott
The ending / Reed Farrel Coleman
Contributor bios.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Big-name Florida crime authors such as Carl Hiassen, Randy Wayne White, and James W. Hall may be absent from this anthology of mostly current stories-a rather insipid Bernie Rhodenbarr story excerpted from a 1979 Lawrence Block novel and a strong 1956 story, "Hangover" by John D. MacDonald, being the exceptions-but Herren (Blood on the Bayou) still mines a lot of gold. In Hilary Davidson's "Mr. Bones," a pet owner finds poetic justice when her cat disappears. An ex-con tries to help a fellow resident of the Palm Heights Senior Assisted Living Center in Angel Luis Colón's moving "Muscle Memory." Eleanor Cawood Jones pulls a neat twist in "All Accounted for at the Hooray for Hollywood Hotel." Debra Lattanzi Shutika's "Frozen Iguana," about a pair of amateur sleuths, offers an offbeat slice of Florida life. In Reed Farrel Coleman's "The Ending," old lovers part in surprising fashion, while Brendan DuBois's heroine suffers an inconvenient flat tire in "Breakdown." These 21 tales are testimony to the wealth of notable crime fiction rooted in the Sunshine State. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, American.
Florida -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York, N. Y. :Three Rooms Press,2018
Contributors Herren, Greg, editor.
Language English
Description ii, 270 pages ; 21cm
ISBN 9781941110744 (trade paperback)
1941110746 (trade paperback)
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