All Time Faves: Tropical Heat: Mysteries Set in Florida

pdficon_small Printer friendly version


Book Cover
Browse Inside


Contents Under Pressure: A Britt Montero Novel
By Buchanan, Edna
1994/02 - Avon Books
9780380722600 Find It

Britt Montero is an ace crime reporter who sleeps with a police scanner by her bedside -- and who can't keep off a hot story, even if the book has already been closed. Miami is her turf, with its sweltering nights and seething passions that can erupt without warning into mind-numbing violence. Now a black ex-football star and beloved local hero leader is dead after an alleged high-speed police chase -- and Britt's city explodes around her. The facts are hidden somewhere among the deadly lies, official cover-ups, and the vigilante crimes of rogue night shift cops. And Britt's determined to pursue the truth through the smoking tropical wreckage -- even as it leads her perilously close to unexpected revelations of conspiracy and corruption that could burn her to the bone. ...More

Book Cover

The Mango Opera
By Corcoran, Tom
1998/06 - St. Martin's Press
0312186282 Find It

A part-time crime site and freelance photographer becomes involved in the investigation of a series of attacks--an attempted kidnapping, a car-bomb, and two brutal murders--after his estranged girlfriend comes back into his life. ...More

Book Cover
Browse Inside


Hammerhead Ranch Motel
By Dorsey, Tim
2001/06 - HarperTorch
9780380732340 Find It

The author of the popular "Florida Roadkill" takes readers on his latest romp through the criminal atmosphere of Southern Florida to meet up with local historian and spree killer Serge A. Storms--who has stopped taking his meds and is looking for a briefcase filled with $5 million, wreaking havoc along the way. ...More

Book Cover

Bloody Waters
By Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina
1997/02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425156704 Find It

"A fascinating hero . . . Lupe Solano, a Cuban-American princess-turned-investigator . . . is immediately engaging" ("Miami Herald"). "Adventurous, refreshing . . . Young private investigator Lupe Solano . . . struggles to find the birth mother of an illegally adopted baby who needs a transplant. But before her search yields any answers, a murder occurs. Fans of Edna Buchanan should enjoy this".--"Library Journal". ...More

Book Cover

Body Language
By Hall, James W.
1998/08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312192433 Find It

From the nationally bestselling author of "Under Cover of Daylight" and "Red Sky at Night" comes an electrifying suspense novel about a female forensic photographer on the trail of a brutal killer with ties to her past. "James Hall's prose runs as clean and fast as Gulf Stream waters".--"The New York Times Book Review". ...More

Book Cover

Native Tongue
By Hiaasen, Carl
1992/09 - Fawcett Books
9780449221181 Find It

Precious blue-tongued mango voles have been stolen from the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills amusement park, where burned-out ex-reporter Joe Winder is now P.R. man. Now it's up to Joe to find out who the thieves are.--New York Times Book Review. ...More

Book Cover
Browse Inside


Maximum Bob
By Leonard, Elmore
2002/08 - HarperTorch
9780060084080 Find It

Florida Judge "Maximum" Bob Gibbs has thrown the book at so many people that when bullets start to fly it begins to look like on of them may throw it back at him. ...More

Book Cover


Darkly Dreaming Dexter
By Lindsay, Jeff
2006/09 - Vintage Books USA
9780307277886 Find It

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened-of himself or some other fiend. ...More

Book Cover

Tropical Heat
By Lutz, John
2008/08 - Brilliance Corporation
9781423359470 Find It

Tropical Heat is a first-rate detective story. Fred Carver, an Orlando cop until a gunman's bullet shattered his kneecap, acquires a cane and a new career, private investigating. From beach resorts and luxury condos, to the swamps and smuggler's coves of the Everglades, Carver looks for a man who police think committed suicide. Mysterious coincidences follow, Carver's life is threatened and he falls for his client, Edwina Talbot. Deception and confusion make the case into a maze, until bitter betrayal provided an explosive vehicle for a surprising climax. ...More

Book Cover

The Lonely Silver Rain
By MacDonald, John D.
1986/01 - Fawcett Books
9780449125090 Find It


Book Cover

Suspicion of Innocence
By Parker, Barbara
1994/01 - Dutton Books
9780525937470 Find It

A smart and successful young attorney, Gail Connor is on the verge of a partnership at a major law firm in the "new" Miami. Then her sister, Renee, is found dead and Gail is the prime suspect. Gail's only hope is her recent adversary in court, the darkly handsome lawyer Anthony Quintana. Gail Connor's desperate struggle takes her into a fight not only for her crumbling career, but also her life. ...More

Book Cover

McNally's Secret
By Sanders, Lawrence
1993/01 - Berkley Trade Pub
9780425135723 Find It

The scintillating New York Times bestseller by the author of Timothy's Game. Although he doesn't usually handle burglaries, playboy/sleuth Archy McNally agrees to handle a "discrete" case for a society matron. And his search for stolen property leads Archy into a maze of sex, lies, and blackmail, uncovering a secret that's much too close to home. LG, Doubleday, and Mystery Guild Selections. ...More

Book Cover

Mangrove Squeeze
By Shames, Laurence
1999/05 - Ballantine Books
9780345433060 Find It

Key West seduces people -- then asks them to leave in the morning. Take Aaron Katz. He shucked his nine-to-five to restore Mangrove Arms, a rotting wreck of a guest house. Suki Sperakis sees opportunity in Florida too. In the meantime she's peddling ad space for a third-rate freebie paper. Then she stumbles upon a nefarious plot revolving around a handsome Russian and his string of T-shirt shops. Can't a guy manufacture plutonium in peace?

Now, with the Russian mafia on her trail, freewheeling Suki is running for her life -- and right into the safety of Aaron's Mangrove Arms. As dead bodies sully the Key West scenery, a secret society of killers puts the squeeze on Suki and Aaron -- and conspires to turn an island paradise into a tropical death-trap.... ...More

Book Cover

The Man Who Invented Florida
By White, Randy Wayne
1997/03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312953980 Find It

When solitary marine biologist Doc Ford focused his telescope on the woman in the white boat, he didn't know his life was about to be capsized--that his conniving uncle would discover the Fountain of Youth, that the "National Enquirer" would write about it, and that the law would beat down his door in search of three missing men. But Doc Ford is about to find these things out--the hard way. Martin's Press. ...More


Signup or unsubscribe to library's eNews or New Book Alerts!


© 2009 BookLetters LLC - Privacy Policy