Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Laurence Shames

Rave: I place Laurence Shames way above  Hiaasen, White and Dorsey in the pantheon of Florida mystery writers.His eight novel series set in Key West is a real treat. That octet is the proud next-door neighbor of Jim Hall's works on my bookshelves.

Bert the Shirt remains one of my favorite fictional characters.

Rumor has it that his first Key West novel since 2000's "The Naked Detective" is in the works. That would be a great good pleasure.

The original covers were spectacular Florida pop art. The current editions are very boring photos. 

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