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 policemenfrom 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, Paul D. Marks, Greg Herren, Debra Lattanzi Shutika, Jack Bates, Barb Goffman, Angel Luis Colon, J. D. Allan, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Neil Plakcy, Michael Wiley, 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.
|Publisher:||Three Rooms Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Editor Greg Herren is the award-winning author of over thirty novels, fifty short stories, and has edited over twenty anthologies. He has won two Lambda Literary Awards (out of fourteen nominations), two Moonbeam medals for excellence in young adult fiction, and an Anthony Award. He has been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson and Macavity awards. His short stories have been published everywhere from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine to Mystery Weekly to New Orleans noir. He lives in New Orleans.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by Tim Dorsey
The Burglar Who Strove to Go Straight by Lawrence Block
The Best Laid Plans by Holly West
There’s An Alligator in My Purse by Paul D. Marks
Mr. Bones by Hilary Davidson
Cold Beer No Flies by Greg Herren
Frozen Iguana by Debra Lattanzi Shutika
The Fakahatchee Goonch by Jack Bates
The Case of the Missing Pot Roast by B arb Goffman
How to Handle a Shovel by Craig Pittman
A Postcard for the Dead by Susanna Calkins
Hangover by John D. MacDonald
Muscle Memory by Angel Luis Colón
The Unidentifieds by J. D. Allan
All Accounted for at the Hooray for Hollywood Hotel by Eleanor Cawood Jones
Southernmost Point by Neil Plakcy
Quarters for the Meter by Alex Segura
Breakdown by Brendan DuBois
Winner by Michael Wiley
Frontier Justice by John M. Floyd
When Agnes Left Her House by Patricia Abbott
The Ending by Reed Farrel Coleman