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Florida Heatwave [Kindle Edition]

Michael Lister
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Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Florida may no longer be the crime-fiction hot spot it was in the wake of Miami Vice (and the cocaine cowboys of South Beach), but perhaps the union’s most distinctive, diverse, and perverse state still boasts an impressive list of crime writers. This anthology brings together many of those writers to celebrate not only the state’s richness as a setting but also the special power of the short story. Included are James W. Hall, Tom Corcoran, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, James. O. Born, John Dufresne, and Jonathan King—names just about every fan will recognize and writers whose use of the Florida landscape is at the heart of their work. Also included are well-known writers, such as John Lutz, whose work is set in a variety of locations not limited to Florida. The quality of the stories is high across the board, making this collection of definite interest both to followers of Florida crime fiction specifically and to anyone who enjoys the hard-boiled and noir styles. --Steve Glassman

About the Author

Michael Lister is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright who lives in northwest Florida. A former prison chaplain, Michael is the author of the Blood series featuring prison chaplain/detective John Jordan. His second series features Jimmy "Soldier" Riley, a PI in Panama City during World War II ( Michael also teaches college, operates a charity and community theater.

Product Details

  • File Size: 510 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyrus Books (June 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005307N20
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting short stories January 14, 2012
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Good reading for the times you don't have a lot of time to indulge. Some stories are written well while others are not as well written. At this point, having not completed the book, I don't think I am wasting my time with it as some stories have made me chuckle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic short story book December 7, 2014
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Very exciting short stories written by different Authors you will love all the short stories. I really enjoyed reading all of the stories . My Favorite Author Michael lister has one in book also I recommend reading this book if you like short stories,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Author as Editor November 1, 2013
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Fantastci stories--you can almost feel that heat and humdity. I am not a big fan of short stories but did read this entrie book. Michael LIster is on newest most favorite author(and editor)
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1.0 out of 5 stars No good June 15, 2013
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Just could not get into these stories. Back to randy Wayne White , I suppose. I also like first person writing
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More About the Author

Multi award-winning novelist, Michael Lister, is a native Floridian best known for his literary suspense thrillers DOUBLE EXPOSURE, BURNT OFFERINGS, and SEPARATION ANXIETY, as well as his two ongoing mystery series, the prison chaplain John Jordan "Blood" series (BLOOD SACRIFICE) and the hard-boiled, 1940s noir Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Series (THE BIG HELLO).

The Florida Book Review says that "Vintage Michael Lister is poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty" and Michael Koryta says, "If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Lister," while Publisher's Weekly adds, "Lister's hard-edged prose ranks with the best of contemporary noir fiction."

Michael grew up in North Florida near the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola River in a small town world famous for tupelo honey.

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