Miami Days Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 18 Jul 2018
To grasp history, we have to understand the common man’s place in it. Miami Days Havana Nights is not a historical mystery in the typical genre sense. It is something quite different, and all the more captivating for it. The story of a young Jewish man unwittingly ensnared in the Miami mob alternates with that of a young University of Florida professor seeking the man’s story. Her intellectual scavenger hunt not only leads her to Tampa and eventually Cuba- it leads her to examine herself and her relationships with others.
Miami Days Havana Nights is a must read for anyone interested in Florida history (particularly UF Gators). Miami Days Havana Nights will appeal to fans of historical novels, as well as those interested in mob history and the Jewish role in Florida.
5 / 5
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Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Mystery & Thrillers, History
Pub Date 16 Jan 2017
The 1920s were a hot time for developers in the Sunshine State. The real estate business was booming. Living in Florida, and being familiar with some of the history led me to jump at the chance to read Murder on the Mullet Express. I am glad I did. Not only were the characters delightfully original, with intriguing and well plotted backstories, Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn do a fantastic job capturing the feeling of Post WWI prohibition era Florida. It is such an unusual setting for a historical mystery - very refreshing.
Chauffeuring Uncle Percy is always an adventure, but Cornelia and her friend Teddy don't expect him to look at land not become a suspect in a murder inquiry. Film camera in tow, the trio have driven to Florida to see the new development at Homosassa Spri...
By Michael Wiley
Pub Date: November 1, 2015
An intriguing mystery featuring homicide detective Daniel Turner in the second of this atmospheric crime noir series, following Blue Avenue.
When one of her students is found dead, English teacher Lillian Turner and her husband, Navy war veteran Johnny Wester, are drawn into the investigation. Having made a macabre discovery which throws a disturbing new light on the case, Johnny and Lillian find themselves involved in something darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined.
With their marriage cracking under the strain and Johnny’s sanity under threat, the pair is warned to stay out of the case by Lillian’s brother, homicide detective Daniel Turner. Just what is Daniel’s connection to the dead girl? Does he know more than he’s letting on? Can Lillian trust her own brother?
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