Mangrove Squeeze by Laurence Shames

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A new mystery/thriller by the author of "Tropical Depression" and "Virgin Heat". Tired of selling ad space for a second-rate Key West newspaper, Suki Serakis hooks up with New Yorker Aaron Katz, who came to the Keys to run a simple B&B. When Suki misses a date and disappears, Aaron takes off into the mangroves to find love and just a little bit of truth .

About Laurence Shames

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Laurence Shames is a native New Yorker. He was a reporter and wrote a non-fiction best-seller on the Mafia called Boss of Bosses and was also the 'Ethics' columnist for Esquire. He is the author of five Key West comic thrillers. He won the CWA Last Laugh Dagger Award for the funniest crime novel of 1995 with Sunburn. After living in New York for twenty years he moved to Key West in Florida in 1990 Laurence Shames has been a full-time writer for over 20 years, during which he has penned everything from essays to screenplays, social history to crime fiction.
Published November 10, 2011 by SKLA. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Shames's latest installment of Key West criminal follies is diverting but not up to the high standards of Virgin Heat (1997).

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There are bright moments: when Mangrove Arms owner Aaron Katz wakes at 5 a.m. ""because the woman who was supposed to do the breakfast called to say her tattoo had started bleeding underneath her skin and she couldn't work that day."" Or when Aaron's half-batty father overhears some Russian-speak...

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