Murder in southern climes: Finding new community

Jungle Skull Ali Gulec

 The search for Florida crime fiction authors

The kilometers have flown by and now we are ensconced in our winter home. Had someone told me 15-years ago that I would be spending months of my life living in a gated, golf community in Florida I would have laughed my guts up.

However, what provides enjoyment for one provides opportunity for another. So this year I will gather courage and venture out attempting to make connections within the writers’ community of Southwest Florida.

Many famous authors have come from the sunshine state: John D. MacDonald, James, Grippando, Stuart Woods, Carl Hiaasen, Stuart Kaminsky, Jeff Lindsay, Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey and many more.

As is my custom to date, I will be looking for those somewhat hidden authors, those who are published yet unknown further afield. Those solid, entertaining writers that are enjoyed by many but not by enough. Yes, it’s you I’m searching for and I can’t wait to meet you.

~ June Lorraine

Artwork credit: Ali Gulec – Jungle Skull

 

 

  One thought on “Murder in southern climes: Finding new community

  1. November 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    I hope you get to meet some interesting authors June. Florida is a perfect place to spend the winter.

    • November 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      Yes,Florida is Guy and I think I will find some. I just registered for SleuthFest which takes place in February but hope to tap into smaller events before then.
      Thanks for checking in.

  2. Don Redekop
    November 16, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Well, speaking of Florida… ok, actually I’m not. Thailand! Try John Burdett’s Bangkok 8. It looks like a familiar trope at first glance, but be prepared to see murder, police corruption, revenge, the FBI, and of course sex, through saintly Buddhist eyes.

    Oh, and New Scientist this week kiboshes the acid bath idea for getting rid of the body. And the plan was going so well…

    • November 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      It’s warm, has palm trees, it qualifies. John Burdett has several books published in the Sonchai Jitpleecheep Series and I’ve been wanting to start his books for a while now. Therefore in honour of your inaugural post I will start Bangkok 8 today.

      Body, acid bath what are you talking about?

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