She recently attended the Southern Independent Booksellers Association convention and came away from it some recommendations. See her full list here; and here are a couple of titles from Florida writers:
Bermuda Schwartz by Bob Morris (St. Martin's) and Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey (Morrow), both out in February: These two Florida authors mix quirky humor with thrilling mysteries. In Bermuda, Zack Chasteen winds up in the middle of a series of murders, all connected to a strange underwater discovery. Gotta love anyone who can name check "The Dream of the Rood" and key lime pie within the first five pages. Meanwhile, Hurricane finds Serge A. Storms riding out a deadly hurricane season and dueling with a serial killer. So far it's fun, easy reading with a bit of a dark twist. Plus, making me yen for a good hurricane... the drink, people, the DRINK!Click here to learn more about Tim Dorsey's Hurricane Punch.
Click here to learn more about Bob Morris' Bermuda Schwartz.