Edited by award-winning author/editor Greg Herren and featuring an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey, FLORIDA HAPPENS is a riveting anthology featuring some of the brightest stars of mystery writing. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention?the biggest mystery/suspense convention of the year?this new anthology features stories from from the legendary John D. MacDonald and Lawrence Block. In addition, it includes original new fiction from Susanna Calkins, Alex Segura, Brendan DuBois, Hilary Davidson, Reed Farrel Coleman, Craig Pittman, and many others. FLORIDA HAPPENS promises to surprise and thrill lovers of mystery and suspense.
Pristine white sands and palm trees, snowbirds and theme parks, mangroves and manatees, pirates and policemen, from the redneck Riviera to the southernmost point of the United States, Florida has inspired writers and criminals throughout its storied and unique history. When it comes to Florida, no crime is too unusual and no criminal too peculiar to be impossible?Florida is the one state where fiction has to catch up to the headlines, and the contributors to this new collection certainly did not hold back!
A portion of the proceeds from the anthology will go to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a program that provides free books to children from birth to school age regardless of family income. A personal mission of Dolly Parton's, the Imagination Library fosters literacy, a love of reading, and is meant to inspire children to succeed. It is a mission that the leadership of Bouchercon 2018 and the contributors of the anthology share.