The Man Who Invented Florida

Author: Randy Wayne White
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312953980
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Working off the shores of Southwest Florida, marine biologist Doc Ford becomes involved with a woman sailor, his uncle claims to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, and the law descends in search of three missing men. Reprint. NYT.

Whiskers Smoke

Author: Marian Babson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466816104
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While the cat's away, a fire starter plays... After the tragic death of her husband, British housewife Rosemary Blake accepts a summer house and cat exchange across the Atlantic in her sister's adopted town of Edgemarsh Lake, New Hampshire. Lulled by promises of beautiful scenery and a perfect day camp for her two children, she bids adieu to her gentle cat Esmond, and heads off to parts unknown. But from the moment they arrive, Rosemary senses something amiss. Her sister Celia is skittish and secretive. Their temporary cat Errol, a oversized Maine coon, is out every night and clearly up to no good. Worst of all, a rash of deadly fires has the entire town sniffing for smoke. Who is responsible for these lethal blazes? The fur flies as suspicions mount, and Rosemary realizes she must act quickly, before a fiery killer strikes again.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Max Freeman Mysteries Volume One

Author: Jonathon King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504048334
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Three “gritty, vivid, and suspenseful” books in the Edgar Award–winning series featuring South Florida PI Max Freeman (Harlan Coben). From a writer who “adds new dimensions of depth and substance to the modern crime novel,” this thrilling and critically acclaimed series follows a tormented ex-cop from Philadelphia to South Florida on a quest to earn redemption for his dark past (Michael Connelly). The Blue Edge of Midnight: After a shootout during a convenience store holdup led to the accidental death of a twelve-year-old, Max Freeman left the Philadelphia police department behind for a life in exile in the Florida Everglades. Since then, he’s lived in seclusion, haunted by guilt, with the humid night and the nocturnal predators of the swamp as his only company. But everything changes when he discovers a young girl’s body floating in the muddy waters and becomes the prime suspect for her murder. To prove his innocence, Freeman must find the real killer—and confront his own tortured soul—before it’s too late. A Visible Darkness: When five elderly women are murdered in Fort Lauderdale, Max Freeman is determined to get to the bottom of it. His friend, lawyer Billy Manchester, believes the crimes are tied to a conspiracy to collect on the women’s life insurance policies. But when Freeman uncovers a shocking betrayal, he soon realizes the gruesome plot reaches further than anyone thought possible. Now, it’s a race against the clock to hunt down the psychopath behind the murders—before the killer sets his sights on Freeman himself. Shadow Men: In the 1920s, three of Mark Mayes’s ancestors left to help build the first road through the Everglades, backbreaking labor from which they never returned. Now, decades later, Mayes has discovered letters that point to murder as the cause of their disappearance, and he hires Max Freeman to investigate. But as Freeman follows the trail of evidence, he incurs the wrath of the corporation that built the road—and realizes the case may not be as cold as everyone assumed.

Chronicles Of The Strange And Uncanny In Florida

Author: Greg Jenkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647462
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Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida explores the unknown for those who wish to look beyond the confines of everyday life to discover the truly unusual. It explores Florida's darker avenues for evidence of the extraordinary and the fantastic. Investigate sightings of flying saucers, extraterrestrials, and strange aerial phenomena. Meet skunk apes, chupacabras, and other creatures of the night. And in Florida's lakes and seas, meet aquatic abnormalities like sea monsters, the Everglades water serpent, and the three-toed beast of Clearwater Beach.

Dying On The Vine

Author: Peter King
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312966836
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In Provence, France, the Gourmet Detective finds a badly mutilated corpse on the grounds of a vineyard and goes undercover as a journalist to find the murderer