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Amazon.com: Red Tide (Frank Corso) (9780060554811): G.m. Ford: Books
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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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The guys name is really GM FORD???.. his folks had a sense of humour!
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T Jefferson Parker is another lesser known but highly readable author with a series of novels based around a Californian Sheriff's department.
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My favorite Florida author is Tim Dorsey, his books a alot like Carl Hiaasen's books. Read them in order as they sometimes make references to previous novels.
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Love Hiaasen. Funny thing is while reading his books I keep imagining a what a great movie they would be. Then they went and made striptease. Now I find myself saying to friends, No, no, no, you need to read the book! Forget the movie.
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Hiaasen is a long-term award winning journalist with the Miami Herald, a rather respectible newspaper.

And if you'd been reading and writing the FloriDuh! news as long as he's done, you'd come to realize that his books are not wild fantasies, but almos a pale reflection of what passes for normal in his corner of the world.

Some of his books, better than others. But definitely worth ordering up a random dozen at the library, Just remember: The characters and actions are not necessarily fiction.
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Randy Wayne White's books are can't miss reads for me. I also enjoy Hiaasen's when I am in the mood for a quick fun book.
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I read GM Ford's 'Who In Hell Is Wanda Fuca' a few years back. I though the name saounded familiar. Nothing since though.

Have ordered a couple of Randy Wayne White.

Any of you read any recent Scandinavian crime fiction ? Jo Nesbo and Henning Mankel are good examples and well worth exporing. I know Stieg Larsson is flavour of the month but but but ...
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What the heck! Randy Wayne White lives on Pine Island, where we recently bought our boat! After spending time there for nearly a week I can't wait to try out some of his books. Pine is a very interesting place, certainly different from any other populated island I've seen in Florida! Should be interesting reads. Thanks a bunch!
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