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It is nice to know that this is a place where a few people actually read books rather then all the bickering and posing that often gets posted on this forum.
Thanks for the suggestions of other authors. I have James Lee Bourke, Alafair Bourke, Randy Wayne Wright and throw in G.M. Ford to look forward to.
One of the things I enjoy about the Hiaasen (trashy/mystery) novels is they tend to be laugh out loud funny as well as pointed and thoroughly immersed in the bizarre head space and landscape of Floridians and Florida. I just discovered that Hiaasen does a (nearly) weekly column at the Miami Herald and that Knotty (bless his rigger's sinewy heart) is also a fan.
I've visited FL quite a few times over the last few years as my ancient Mum is down there, now with a broken hip at 93. The fact that every door of the hospital had a "No weapons allowed" warning is revealing of something. I posted a thread about this over at WBF and as you might expect it has gotten quite a few replies.

Anyone else like T.C. Boyle?

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