Sunday, April 24, 2016

You All Know Who #1 Is

8 Crime Fiction Characters From Florida

7 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Where is Carl Hiaasen? Or Tim Dorsey's Serge A. Storms? There is No One more Florida than Serge, who loves the state.

Bill Crider said...

I'd have included Paul Levine's Jake Lassiter and Solomon and Lord.

Kent Morgan said...

What about Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford, a series that is now on book 23.

Don Coffin said...

I'm with Jeff--Where's Skink?

Anonymous said...

Mark S. says, Lester Dent's two Sail stories, from Black Mask, may have been the first FL based crime stories. Dent felt that these were the best two things he ever wrote. He though the rest was "Saleable crap". If Cap Shaw had remained editor of Black Mask, Dent's legacy as a writer and Doc Savage's history may have been quite different.

Bill Crider said...

I've read only one of those stories, but it was a good one.

Randy Clark said...

I would definitely put Skink on the list and really, Mike Shayne is a pretty important character.