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More classic Florida books

Readers are still offering their suggestions for great Florida books:

Condo Mic Pickett, a Miami resident since 1926, writes: "I believe that the addition of Condominium by John D. MacDonald would be good in that he ground an ax while staying with his private eye routine.'' 

Mike Flynn writes: "I used to assign this as a 'must read' when I was teaching teenagers at Columbus High School in MIami in the early 1970s: Journey to Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor, an adventure novel about a teenager fleeing the KKK down the Mississippi River and through the Everglades to the Florida Keys. It's a great story filled with historical and geographical background in the Sunshine State.''

Hank Steinhauer has even more favorites, all of them suspense writers:
James Grippando (the Jack Swyteck series)
King Les Standiford (the John Deal series)
Paul Levine (the Solomon and Lord series; Between the Covers prefers his first Jake
Lassiter book To Speak for the Dead)
Jeff Lindsay (the Dexter series)
Jonathon King (the Max Freeman series)
Christine Kling (the Seychelle Sullivan series)
James Born  (the Bill Tasker series)
Michael Gruber (the Jimmy Paz series)
Jilliane Hoffman (Retribution)
Vicki Hendricks (Miami Purity)
Regina Milhouse (Miami Psychic)
He also mentioned Friend of the Blog Brad Meltzer, but he doesn't usually set his books in South Florida. And no wonder. It's crowded here!


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