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Les Standiford is a historian and author and has since 1985 been the Director of the Florida International University Creative Writing Program. Standiford has been awarded the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Fiction, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and belongs to the Associated Writing Programs, Mystery Writers of America, and the Writers Guild.

Genres: Mystery
John Deal
   1. Done Deal (1993)
   2. Raw Deal (1994)
   3. Deal to Die for (1995)
   4. Deal On Ice (1997)
     aka Book Deal
   5. Presidential Deal (1998)
   6. Deal with the Dead (2001)
   7. Bone Key (2002)
   8. Havana Run (2003)
Les Standiford recommends
Dead Man's Coast (2002)
(Jack London)
Peter King
"London is an inspired choice as an amateur sleuth."
Octopus Alibi (2003)
(Alex Rutledge, book 4)
Tom Corcoran
"Octopus Alibi captures dead-on Key West's singular blend of tropical beauty, exotic charm, and inimitable sleaze. The tale is as twisted and delicious as an island cocktail -- if Tom Corcoran has become the Ross Macdonald of Margaritaville, then protagonist crime scene photographer Alex Rutledge is Lew Archer incarnate, in a parrot-head shirt. This one will take you there."
Unreliable (2017)
Lee Irby
"Unreliable is, in truth, irresistible – an impressive high-wire act of a thriller combining the comic and the tragic in pitch-perfect style."
Killing Pace (2017)
Douglas Schofield
"Douglas Schofield delivers the goods: a high-energy thriller that rockets effortlessly and convincingly from the Everglades to Sicily and points between, featuring richly drawn characters and a compelling, timely plot. Laura Pace is a refreshing protagonist, enigmatic, vulnerable and a kick-ass engine of justice."

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