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Les Standiford


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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.
 
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Dead Man's Coast (2002)
(Jack London)
Peter King
"London is an inspired choice as an amateur sleuth."
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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."
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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."
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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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