Friday, June 8, 2018

Twelve essential Miami crime novels

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novels, all via Polis Books.

Segura's latest book is Blackout.

One of the author's twelve essential Miami crime novels, as shared at CrimeReads:
Vicki Hendricks, Miami Purity

Hands down, the purest, most evocative piece of Miami noir ever. An ode to James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice with a dollop of crackling sexuality to boot, Miami Purity doesn’t wallow in the tourist-y trappings of Miami some might expect, instead giving you a harsh dose of reality from the perspective of sexy, sharp and conflicted laundromat employee Sherri Parlay. You can easily get lost in Hendricks’s delectable wordplay, even as you’re ensnared by a story so soaked in noir it hurts.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue