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There's nothing better than burying yourself in a good book whilst burying yourself in the sand.... Here are some of our favorites and where to find them.

Crime Almost Pays:

Starring Key West's "Bumsnoops"

Key West has new private eyes on its streets, and Tom Corcoran returns with his eighth novel, a spin-off from his popular Alex Rutledge mystery series. Both longtime fans and newcomers to Corcoran are sure to enjoy Crime Almost Pays, starring an offbeat pair of private eyes. Dubbie Tanner, a man of substance who used to live in his car, and Wiley Fecko, who once drank and slept in the weeds, are now Southernmost Aristocratic Investigations. While they call themselves The Aristocrats, certain members of law enforcement have been heard calling them the Bumsnoops.

Introduced in The Quick AdiĆ²s (Times Six), Tom Corcoran’s most recent Alex Rutledge novel, the rookie investigators have a case in their tropical in-box—and they are over their heads from the start. Rutledge plays no part here—but his friend Key West Detective Beth Watkins must deal with murders, street fights, an attempted kidnapping and a flaky federal agent.

The Aristocrats—who now live in and work out of a home bought by Tanner—are hired for a simple task, but the pay is far too generous and the job goes haywire. By helping a stranger, Tanner draws Fecko and their lovely friend Kim Salazar, a Key West cab driver, into a crossfire of intrigue, dirty tricks, scams and potential double-cross. It gets worse. It gets ugly.

Hardcover edition now available.

Kindle edition now available.

In addition to his Alex Rutledge, Florida Keys-based mystery series (click on book covers to view details on each one), Tom has written many other books, including "Jimmy Buffett- The Key West Years" and his newest photography book, "Key West in Black and White"


"Triple in Paradise"
A compilation of three short stories by Tom, only available as an ebook. Alex Rutledge takes a break in these, but they all take place in South Florida and the Keys.

Herman Wouk "Don't Stop The Carnival" 

Wouk's 1965 story about Norman Paperman, 
a NYC Publicist who bought a resort on a
Caribbean Island. What could possibly go wrong?
It's a story of romance, mystery, excitement, and
betrayal, in a picture postcard tropical setting.
Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Head following will love
this novel because of it's well shaped characters,
storyline, and the images that exist in your 
head a lifetime.  In 1998, Buffett's play and Trop Opera CD of the same name, brought this home to all Trop Rock fans.

Rodney Riesel

Sleeping Dogs Lie: Tales of Dan Coast Book # 1 [Kindle Edition]
Ocean Floors: Tales of Dan Coast Book # 2 [Kindle Edition]
Coasts of Christmas Past: Tales of Dan Coast Book # 3 [Kindle Edition]
Ship of Fools: Tales of Dan Coast Book # 4
Double Trouble: Tales of Dan Coast #5
Deadly Moves: Tales of Dan Coast #6

North Murder Beach: A Jake Stellar Novel # 1 [Kindle Edition]
Beach Shoot: A Jake Stellar Novel, # 2 [Kindle Edition]
When Death Returns: A Jake Stellar Novel, # 3
Most Likely to Die: A Jake Stellar Novel #4
Obedience of Fools: A Jake Stellar Novel #5

The Man in Room Number Four [Kindle Edition]

Rod's books are available on

Deborah Brown

Revenge in Paradise (Paradise Series Vol. 6)
Kidnapped in Paradise (Paradise Series Vol. 7)
Swindled in Paradise (Paradise Series Vol. 8)
Executed in Paradise (Paradise Series Vol. 9)
Hurricane in Paradise (Pradise Seeries Vol. 10)

Starfish Island (A Novel)

Deborah's books are available on in paperback or Kindle Edition

J Harold Lowry

Circumstantial Evidence Getting Away with Murder in the Florida Keys: The Murder of Ed Bozarth

Harold's books are available on

"Barefoot Man" George Nowak

Life on the Wrong Planet (Things That Piss Me Off)

George's book is available at

Juls Howard

Arrested: Seabrook Series # 1
Unexplainable: Seabrook Series # 2
Bang: Seabrook Series # 3
Guilty: Seabrook Series # 4

Note: All 4 books are also available all in one volume.

Juls' books are available at

Tim Dorsey

The famous "can't put 'em down" Serge Storm series by Florida author, Tim Dorsey. See Tim at M.O.T.M., and book signings all over FL and the Keys. Here's a list of his books. They're best when read in order, so you can be a part of the development of all the strange and fascinating characters, especially heroic serial killer Serge Storms.

The "Serge" List:
Florida Roadkill-1999, 
Hammerhead Ranch Motel-2000, 
Orange Crush-2001, 
Triggerfish Twist-2002, 
The Stingray Shuffle-2003, 
Cadillac Beach-2004, 
Torpedo Juice-2005, 
The Big Bamboo-2006, 
Hurricane Punch-2007, 
Atomic Lobster-2008, 
Nuclear Jellyfish-2009, 
Gator A-Go-Go-2010, 
Electric Barracuda-2011, 
When Elves Attack-2011, 
Pineapple Grenade-2012, 
The Riptide Ultra-Glide-2013, 
Tiger Shrimp Tango-2-14, 
Shark Skin Suite-2015.


  Camino Island. About the book:  Bestselling author John Grisham stirs up trouble in paradise in his endlessly surprising new thriller.  Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them; a beach resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for, all in one long summer on Camino Island. Publication date: June 6, 2017


   John Grisham

  The Whistler - Available NOW
  Rogue Lawyer - On sale 10/20/2015

     We recommend all of John Grisham's books.
 All are available on in hard back, paperback, and           Kindle Edition, plus at bookstores around the world.