Stephen's Florida mysteries

Revised 5/11/2007



Glynn Marsh Alam

Mysteries featuring Luanne Fogarty, a scuba diver in northern Florida swamp country near Tallahassee, Florida

Marvin Albert

Under the pseudonym of Anthony Rome, mysteries featuring Tony Rome, a gambler and private investigator, in Miami, Florida

Catherine Arnold

Mysteries featuring Karen Perry-Mondori, a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida

E. C. Ayres

Florida mysteries

Nevada Barr

US National Park ranger Anna Pigeon pays a visit to the Dry Tortugas in "Flashback", 2003

Dave Barry

Humorous crime novels

Nancy Bartholomew

Mysteries–series features: Sierra Lavotini, an exotic dancer and amateur sleuth, in Panama City, Florida

Laura Belgrave

Mysteries featuring Claudia Hershey, a police detective in Florida

James Born

Mysteries featuring Bill Tasker, an agent of the Department of Law Enforcement in Florida

Edna Buchanan

Former S Florida crime reporter. Mysteries–series feature: Britt Montero, a newspaper crime reporter in Miami, Florida; Craig Burch, a sergeant in Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad

Thomas Cavanagh

Mysteries featuring retired Florida cop Mike Garrity

Nora Charles

See Noreen Wald

Blaize Clement

Mysteries featuring retiree from the Sarasota FL Sheriff's Dept turned petsitter Dixie Hemingway

Nancy J. Cohen

Bad Hair Day mystery series, featuring Marla Shore, a beauty salon owner in south Florida

Max Allan Collins, (Jr.)

Miami CSI thrillers

Tom Corcoran

Florida mysteries featuring Alex Rutledge, a freelance photographer in Key West

S V Date

Florida mystery author

Tim Dorsey

Florida mysteries featuring serial killer Serge Storm

Alison Drake

See T J MacGregor

Mary Anna Evans

Mysteries featuring black archaeology student Faye Longchamp digging up artifacts for the black market on her plantation on North Florida’s Gulf Coast,

Dorothy Francis

Florida mysteries-series features Key West foot reflexologist Keely Moreno

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Mysteries. Series: Lupe Solano, PI in Miami FL

James M. Grippando

Florida author–legal thrillers, series features Jack Swyteck, a criminal defense lawyer in Miami

Michael Gruber

Miami mysteries featuring Cuban cop Jimmy Paz

James Wilson Hall

Florida mysteries. Series feature: Thorn, eco-avenger PI in Key Largo; Alexandra Rafferty, Miami police photographer

Patty Henderson

Mysteries featuring Brenda Strange, a lesbian private investigator of the weird, in Tampa, Florida

Carl Hiaasen

Non-series mysteries, some set in Florida

Tami Hoag

Mysteries featuring Elena Estes, former cop turned horse trainer in Florida

Jilliane Hoffman

Mysteries featuring C . J. Townsend, an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida

Lee Irby

Florida professor of history--mystery series set in 1920s Florida features former bootlegger Frank Hearn

Hialeah Jackson

See Polly Whitney

Stuart Kaminsky

Mysteries--series features Lew Fonseca, an investigator for local attorneys in Sarasota, Florida

Jonathon King

Mysteries featuring Max Freeman, a cop from Philly who shot and killed a 12 year-old, quit and moved to the edge of the Everglades in Florida

Christine Kling

Mysteries featuring Seychelle Sullivan, owner and operator of a 46-foot salvage ship near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rita Lakin

Mysteries featuring Florida's oldest PI, Gladdy Gold

Vincent Lardo

Mysteries featuring Lawrence Sanders' Palm Beach FL playboy private eye Arch McNally

Jose Latour

Cuban writer--mysteries set in Cuba & Florida

Elmore Leonard

Mystery series features Raylan Givens, FL federal marshall

John Leslie

Mysteries-series features Gideon Lowry, a 50-something, piano-playing private detective, in Key West, Florida

Paul J Levine

Florida mysteries. Series feature: Squabbling law partners Steve Solomon, a Coconut Beach bum and Victoria Lord, a Miami blue blood in Florida; Jake Lassiter, ex-linebacker turned lawyer in Miami, Florida

Jeff Lindsay

Mysteries featuring sociopathic serial killer and Miami Dade PD blood spatter technician Dexter Morgan

John (Thomas) Lutz

Mysteries featuring: Fred Carver, private investigator in Del Moray, Florida

John D MacDonald

Travis McGee Florida mysteries

T J MacGregor

Mysteries featuring Quin St James & Mike McCleary, husband & wife PIs in Florida. Under the pseudonym of Alison Drake--Mysteries featuring Aline Scott, homicide detective in Tango Key, FL

Claire Matturro

Former attorney–mysteries featuring Lillian (Lilly) Belle Rose Cleary, an eco-conscious junior partner in a prestigious law firm in Sarasota, Florida

Ed McBain

Mysteries featuring Florida attorney Matthew Hope

Michael McClister

Mysteries featuring Vietnam vet & former CIA agent Elmo Finn, retired in Longboat Key, Sarasota, FL

Paul McElroy

Mysteries-Treasure Coast series features James "Mack" McCray, a federal undercover cop in Stuart, Florida

Carlene Miller

Mysteries featuring: Lexy Hyatt, a lesbian crime reporter in Florida; Tory Gordon, a lesbian police detective in Florida

Bob Morris

Mysteries set in Florida and the Caribbean, featuring Zack Chasteen, a former Miami Dolphin linebacker

Barbara J. Parker

Florida mystery novels featuring Gail Connor, corporate attorney in Miami

Kevin Robinson

Mysteries featuring Stick Foster, paraplegic newspaper reporter in Orlando, Florida

Kinley Roby

Mysteries featuring PI & amateur painter Harry Brock, living on a small island of SW Florida

Anthony Rome

See Marvin Albert

Lawrence Sanders

Mysteries–series featuring: Arch McNally, playboy private eye in Palm Beach, FL

Laurence Shames

Humorous mysteries set in Key West, FL

Les Standiford

Mysteries–series features John Deal, Miami building contractor

Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Mysteries–series features: Truman Kicklighter, a retired reporter, in St. Petersburg, Florida

Bob Truluck

Mysteries featuring Florida PI Duncan Sloan

Elaine Viets

Dead End Job mysteries, featuring Helen Hawthorne, who traded a lavish lifestyle to working in a boutique at minimum wage in Florida

M Diane Vogt

Judge Wilhelmina Carson legal suspense series set in Tampa FL

Noreen Wald

Mysteries featuring Jacqueline "Jake" O'Hara, a ghost writer in Manhattan, New York City. Under the pseudonym of Nora Charles, mysteries featuring Kate Kennedy, a senior citizen in south Florida

Richard F West

Mysteries-Old Gang of Mine features Peter Benington, a retired jewel thief, and Benny Ashe, a retired Mob boss, in Coral Sands, Florida

Randy Wayne White

Sanibel Island mysteries featuring Doc Ford, ex-operative & marine biologist

Polly Whitney

Under the pseudonym of Hialeah Jackson, mysteries featuring Annabelle Hardy-Maratos, deaf and president of a large Miami security firm and Dave the Monkeyman, her sidekick and main ASL signer

Charles Willeford

Mysteries featuring Miami cop Hoke Moseley

Karen Ann Wilson

Mysteries featuring Samantha Holt, a veterinary technician in Paradise Cay, Florida

Darryl Wimberley

Mysteries featuring Barrett "Bear" Raines, the first black detective in an all-white police force in Deacon Beach, Florida

Stuart Woods

Mysteries/thrillers featuring: Holly Barker, a former military police commander turned police chief of small town Orchid Beach, Florida



Glynn Marsh Alam

Dive deep & deadly 2000
Deep water death 2001
Cold water corpse 2003
Bilge water bones 2005

Marvin Albert

Tony Rome
Miami mayhem 1960
Lady in cement 1961
My kind of game 1962

Catherine Arnold

Due process 1996
Imperfect justice 1997
Wrongful death 1998
Class action 1999

E. C. Ayres

HOUR OF THE MANATEE 1994 b
EYE OF THE GATOR 1995 b
NIGHT OF THE PANTHER 1997 b
LAIR OF THE LIZARD 1998 b

Dave Barry

Big trouble 1999
Tricky business 2002

Nancy Bartholomew

Sierra Lavotini
Miracle Strip 1998 b
Drag Strip 1999 b
Film Strip 2000 b
Strip Poker 2001 b

Laura Belgrave

In the spirit of murder 2000
Quietly dead 2001 b
Deadly associations 2003 b

James Born

Bill Tasker
Walking money 2005 b
Shock wave 2005 b
Escape clause 2006 b
Non-series
Field of fire 2007

Edna Buchanan

Britt Montero
CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE 1992 b
MIAMI, IT'S MURDER 1994 b
SUITABLE FOR FRAMING 1995 b
ACT OF BETRAYAL 1996 b
MARGIN OF ERROR 1997 b
GARDEN OF EVIL 1999 b
YOU ONLY DIE TWICE 2001 b
ICE MAIDEN 2002 b
Cold Case Squad
Cold Case Squad 2004 b
Shadows 2005 b

Thomas Cavanagh

Murderland 2005
Head games 2007

Blaize Clement

Curiosity killed the cat sitter 2005 b
Duplicity dogged the dachshund 2007

Nancy J. Cohen

PERMED TO DEATH 1999 b
HAIR RAISER 2000 b
MURDER BY MANICURE 2001 b
BODY WAVE 2002 b
HIGHLIGHTS TO HEAVEN 2003 b
Died blonde 2004 b
Dead roots 2005 b

Max Allan Collins, (Jr.)

CSI
FLORIDA GETAWAY (Miami) 2002
Heat wave (Miami) 2004

Tom Corcoran

MANGO OPERA 1998 b
GUMBO LIMBO 1999 b
BONE ISLAND MAMBO 2001 b
OCTOPUS ALIBI 2003 b
Air dance iguana 2005 b

S V Date

Final orbit 1997
Smokeout 2000 b
Deep water 2001
Speed week 2001 b
Black sunshine 2002 b

Tim Dorsey

FLORIDA ROADKILL 1999 b
HAMMERHEAD RANCH MOTEL 2000 b
ORANGE CRUSH 2001 b
TRIGGERFISH TWIST 2002 b
Stingray shuffle 2003 b
Cadillac Beach 2004 b
Torpedo juice 2005 b
Big bamboo 2006 b
Hurricane punch 2007

Mary Anna Evans

Artifacts 2003 b
Relics 2005 b
Effigies 2006

Dorothy Francis

Keely Moreno
Pier pressure 2006
Cold-case killer 2007
Non-series
Conch shell murder 2004 b

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Lupe Solano
BLOODY WATERS 1996 b
BLOODY SHAME 1997 b
BLOODY SECRETS 1998 b
MIRACLE IN PARADISE 1999 b
HAVANA HEAT 2000 b
BITTER SUGAR 2001 b

James M. Grippando

Jack Swyteck
Pardon 1994 b
Beyond suspicion 2002 b
Last to die 2002 b
Hear no evil 2004 b
Got the look 2006 b
When darkness falls 2007 b
Non-series
Informant 1996 b
Abduction 1998 b
Found Money 1999 b
Under Cover of Darkness 2000 b
King's ransom 2002 b
Lying with strangers 2006

Michael Gruber

Mysteries
Tropic of night 2003 b
Valley of bones 2005 b
Night of the jaguar 2006 b

James Wilson Hall

Thorn
UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT 1987 b
TROPICAL FREEZE 1989 b
MEAN HIGH TIDE 1994 b
GONE WILD 1995 b
BUZZ CUT 1996 b
RED SKY AT NIGHT 1997 b
BLACKWATER SOUND 2002 b
OFF THE CHART 2003 b
Magic City 2007 b
Alexandra Rafferty
BODY LANGUAGE 1998 b
Non-series
BONES OF CORAL 1991 b
HARD AGROUND 1993 b
PAPER PRODUCTS 1990 b
ROUGH DRAFT 2000 b
Forests of the night 2005 b

Patty Henderson

Burning of her skin 2002
Tangled & dark 2004
Missing page 2005

Carl Hiaasen

Florida mysteries
Tourist Season 1986 B
Double Whammy 1987 B
Skin Tight 1989 B
Native Tongue 1991 B
Strip Tease 1993 B
Stormy Weather 1995 B
Lucky You 1997 B
Sick Puppy 1999 B
Basket Case 2002 B
Skinny Dip 2004 B
Nature girl 2006 b

Tami Hoag

Elena Estes
Dark horse 2002 b
Alibi man 2007 b

Jilliane Hoffman

Retribution 2004 b
Last witness 2005 b

Lee Irby

7,000 clams 2005 b
Up & up, The 2006

Stuart Kaminsky

Lew Fonseca
VENGEANCE 1999 b
RETRIBUTION 2001 b
Midnight pass 2003
Denial 2005 b
Always say goodbye 2006 b

Jonathon King

Max Freeman
Blue edge of midnight 2002 b
Visible darkness 2003 b
Shadow men 2004 b
Killing night 2005 b
Non-series
Eye of vengeance 2006

Christine Kling

Surface tension 2002 b
Cross current 2004 b
Bitter end 2005 b
Wrecker's Key 2007 b

Rita Lakin

Getting old is murder 2005 b
Getting old is the best revenge 2006 b
Getting old is criminal 2007

Vincent Lardo

Arch McNally
McNally's dilemma 1999 b
McNally's folly 2000 b
McNally's chance 2001 b
McNally's alibi 2002 b
McNally's dare 2003 b
McNally's bluff 2004 b

Jose Latour

Outcast 1998 b
Havana World Series 2004 b
Comrades in Miami 2005

Elmore Leonard

Raylan Givens
PRONTO 1993 b
RIDING THE RAP 1995 b

John Leslie

Gideon Lowry
Killing me softly 1994 b
Night & day 1995 b
Love for sale 1997 b
Blue moon 1998 b
Non-series
Blood on the Keys 1988
Killer in Paradise 1990
Bounty hunter blues 1990
Damaged goods 1993
Havana hustle 1994

Paul J Levine

Jake Lassiter
To speak for the dead 1990 b
Night vision 1991 b
False dawn 1993 b
Mortal sin 1994 b
Slashback 1995 b
Fool me twice 1996 b
Flesh & bones 1997 b
Solomon & Lord
Solomon vs Lord 2005 b
Deep blue alibi 2006 b
Kill all the lawyers 2006 b
Trial & error 2007
Non-series
9 scorpions 1998 b

Jeff Lindsay

Darkly dreaming Dexter 2004 b
Dearly devoted Dexter 2005 b
Dexter in the dark 2007

John (Thomas) Lutz

Fred Carver
Tropical Heat 1986 B
Scorcher 1987 B
Kiss 1990 B
Flame 1990 B
Bloodfire 1991 B
Hot 1992 B
Spark 1993 B
Torch 1994 B
Burn 1995 B
Lightning 1996 B

John D MacDonald

Travis McGee Florida mysteries
DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY 1964 b
PURPLE PLACE FOR DYING 1964 b
QUICK RED FOX 1964 b
NIGHTMARE IN PINK 1964 b
DEADLY SHADE OF GOLD 1965 b
BRIGHT ORANGE FOR THE SHROUD 1965. b
DARKER THAN AMBER 1966 b
ONE FEARFUL YELLOW EYE 1966 b
PALE GRAY FOR GUILT 1968 b
GIRL IN THE PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER 1968 b
LONG LAVENDER LOOK 1970 b
TAN AND SANDY SILENCE 1972
DRESS HER IN INDIGO 1969 b
SCARLET RUSE 1973 b
TURQUOISE LAMENT 1973 b
DREADFUL LEMON SKY 1975 b
EMPTY COPPER SEA 1978 b
GREEN RIPPER 1979
FREE FALL IN CRIMSON 1981 b
CINNAMON SKIN 1982. b
LONELY SILVER RAIN 1985 b

T J MacGregor

Alison Drake
FEVERED 1988
TANGO KEY 1988
BLACK MOON 1989
HIGH STRANGENESS 1992
OTHER EXTREME 2001
T J MacGregor
DARK FIELDS 1987 b
KILL FLASH 1987 b
DEATH SWEET 1988 b
ON ICE 1989 b
KIN DREAD 1990 b
DEATH FLATS 1991
SPREE 1992 b
STORM SURGE 1993 b
BLUE PEARL 1994 b
MISTRESS OF THE BONES 1995 b

Claire Matturro

Skinny-dipping 2003 b
Wildcat Wine 2005 b
Bone valley 2006 b

Ed McBain

Matthew Hope mysteries
GOLDILOCKS 1977 b
RUMPELSTILTSKIN 1981 b
BEAUTY & THE BEAST 1983 b
JACK & THE BEANSTALK 1984 b
SNOW WHITE & ROSE RED 1985 b
CINDERELLA 1986 b
PUSS IN BOOTS 1987 b
HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT 1988 b
THREE BLIND MICE 1990 b
MARY, MARY 1993 b
THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL 1994 b
GLADLY THE CROSS-EYED BEAR 1996 b
LAST BEST HOPE 1998 b

Michael McClister

Victims' choice 1999 b
Double deal 2000 b

Paul McElroy

Treasure Coast
Treasure Coast deceit 2001
Treasure Coast archipelago 2003
Treasure Coast gold 2003
Treasure Coast enigma 2005
Treasure Coast jade 2006
Non-series
Spirit chaser 2005

Carlene Miller

Lexy Hyatt
Killing at the Cat 1998 b
Mayhem at the Marine 1999
Reporter on the run 2001
Tory Gordon
Death off stage 2001

Bob Morris

Bahamarama 2004 b
Jamaica me dead 2005 b
Bermuda Schwartz 2007 b

Barbara J. Parker

Gail Connor
SUSPICION OF INNOCENCE 1994 b
SUSPICION OF GUILT 1995 b
SUSPICION OF DECEIT 1998 b
SUSPICION OF BETRAYAL 1999 b
SUSPICION OF MALICE 2000 b
SUSPICION OF VENGEANCE 2001 b
SUSPICION OF MADNESS 2002 b
Suspicion of rage 2005 b

Kevin Robinson

Split seconds 1991
Mall rats 1992 b
Matter of perspective 1993 b

Kinley Roby

Death in a hammock 2004 b
Now comes death 2005

Lawrence Sanders

Arch McNally
McNALLY'S SECRET 1992 b
McNALLY'S LUCK 1992 b
McNALLY'S RISK 1993 b
McNALLY'S CAPER 1994 b
McNALLY'S TRIAL 1995 b
McNALLY'S PUZZLE 1996 b
McNALLY'S GAMBLE 1997 b

Laurence Shames

Florida Straits 1992 b
Scavenger Reef 1995 b
Sunburn 1995 b
Tropical depression 1996 b
Virgin heat 1997 b
Mangrove squeeze 1998 b
Welcome to Paradise 1999 b
Naked detective 2000 b

Les Standiford

John Deal
DONE DEAL 1993 b
RAW DEAL 1994 b
DEAL TO DIE FOR 1995 b
DEAL ON ICE 1997 b
PRESIDENTIAL DEAL 1998 b
DEAL WITH THE DEAD 2001 b
BONE KEY 2003
HAVANA RUN 2003

Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Truman Kicklighter
Lickety-split 1996 b
Crash course 1997 b

Bob Truluck

Street level 2000 b
Saw red 2003 b

Elaine Viets

Dead End Job mysteries
Shop till you drop 2003 b
Murder between the covers 2004 b
Dying to call you 2004 b
Just Murdered 2005 b
Murder unleashed 2006 b
Murder with reservations 2007

M Diane Vogt

Gasparilla gold 2002 b
Six bills 2003 b
Marital privilege 2004

Noreen Wald

Kate Kennedy
Death with an ocean view 2004 b
Who killed Swami Schwartz? 2005 b
Death is a bargain 2005 b
Hurricane homicide 2006

Richard F West

Old gang of mine 1997
As crime goes by 1998
Ghoul of my dreams 1999

Randy Wayne White

Doc Ford
SANIBEL FLATS 1990 b
HEAT ISLANDS 1992 b
MAN WHO INVENTED FLORIDA 1993 b
CAPTIVA 1996 b
NORTH OF HAVANA 1997 b
MANGROVE COAST 1998 b
TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS 2000 b
SHARK RIVER 2001 b
12 MILE LIMIT 2002 b
EVERGLADES 2003 b
Tampa burn 2004 b
Dead of night 2005 b
Dark light 2006 b
Hunter's moon 2007 b

Polly Whitney

Hardy-Maratos & Dave the Monkeyman
Alligator's farewell 1999
Farewell, Conch Republic 1999

Charles Willeford

Hoke Moseley
Miami Blues 1984 b
New Hope for the Dead 1985 b
Sideswipe 1987 b
Way We Die Now 1988 b

Karen Ann Wilson

Eight dogs flying 1994
Copy cat crimes 1995
Beware of sleeping dogs 1996
Circle of wolves 1997

Darryl Wimberley

Bear Raines
Rock & a hard place 1999 b
Dead Man's Bay 2000 b
Strawman's Hammock 2001 b

Stuart Woods

Holly Barker
ORCHID BEACH 1998 b
ORCHID BLUES 2001 b
BLOOD ORCHID 2002 b