August 31, 2010
Florida Heat Wave, edited by Michael Lister, is a collection of crime stories set in the gun-shaped state by Florida’s foremost crime writers.
The suffocating heat makes you do things—it seeps in through your pores and sucks the life out of you. Like the bloody smear of a swatted mosquito on sweat-soaked skin, violence erupts suddenly, but the damage it does lingers long after.
From the pine-tree lined rural highways of North Florida through the tourist traps of Central Florida to the tropical, international environs of SOBE, come stories of sun-faded noir, orange pulp served up freshly squeezed by the Sunshine State’s very best practitioners.
Stories from: James O. Born, James W. Hall, Lisa Unger, Alice Jackson, Jonathon King, Jim Pascoe, Carolyn Haines, Tom Corcoran, Raven McMillian, Mark Raymond Falk, Christine Kling, John Lutz, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Michael Lister, John Dufresne, Bob Morris, John Bond, and Mary Anna Evans.