What are the best books set in or about Florida?

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    #1The Everglades: River of Grass

    The Everglades: River of Grass

    The Everglades: River of Glass is a nonfiction work written by Marjory Stoneman Douglas about the state of the Everglades in Florida, and what the government is doing to save the beautiful patch of land in the peninsula.


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    Daniel Lopez
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "At first people considered this book to be unworthy, but after years passed, now, people are admitting that this is a great book. It is not just a book about Florida but it should be one of must read book for everyone."
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    #2Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book in Jeff Lindsay's hit series, Dexter. It is the basis of the hit Showtime television series, Dexter. The book is a crime and thriller story about a forensic expert who is also a killer.


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    David Hernandez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Dexter is one my my favorite books. The plot and the setting is very realistic, and the author has done a great job on grounding the book in actual facts. Enjoyed it immensely. "
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    Swamplandia! is a young adult adventure novel written by Karen Russell. This edition is a reprint edition by Vintage. This book was Russell's debut novel and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.


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    Amber Hou
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Swamplandia! is a fantasy adventure novel that takes place in the Florida everglades. The protagonist lives at a gator-wrestling theme park and embarks on an adventure through the everglades. The author uses the swamps and wildlife of the region to set the tale, and the swamp serves as a character of its own. "
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    #4Skin Tight

    Skin Tight

    Skin Tight is a book in Carl Hiaasen's teen action series of stories about Mick Stranahan, a Miami Marlin fan who is a former Florida state investigator. In this book, Mick is hunted by a dangerous man from the shadows.


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    Bruce Wheeler
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This is a highly rated book based on reviews. It looks like it takes place in Florida and is written by someone who has grown up and lived in Florida there whole life. It might be a very good book if you are looking for details about a Florida style plot/story."
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    #5Killing Mr. Watson

    Killing Mr. Watson

    Killing Mr. Watson is a crime novel written by Peter Matthiessen. It is based on the actual death of a man in Florida in 1910, a man who terrorized the community and might have had a criminal past.


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    Jonathan Adams
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Killing Mr Watson the book. A book that some people may like."
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    #6The Deep Blue Good-by

    The Deep Blue Good-by

    The Deep Blue Good-By, a book in John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series, is a crime fiction story about Travis, a beach bum who helps people fight off thugs or retrieve the things that were stolen from them.


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    Harold Bowman
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a very fun and entertaining book overall. I like how the author chose a unique perspective instead of the usual ones seen in crime-related books. I also appreciate how the author tied in Florida as the location in the book. "
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    #7Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie is a classic teen drama novel written by Kate DiCamillo. The book won the 2001 Newbery Honor. It is about a family who moved to Naomi, Florida and there met a mangy dog they named Winn-Dixie.


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    Roy Bell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    " The book won the 2001 Newbery Honor. It is about a family who moved to Naomi, Florida and there met a mangy dog they named Winn-Dixie.i really liked the book"
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    #8Tourist Season

    Tourist Season

    Tourist Season is a book written by New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen. It was originally published in March 1986 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. It is about a Miami killer who puts toy alligators in victims.


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    Russell Gardner
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Tourist Season is definitely one of the best books that I have read set in Florida. I really love this setting and the story that this book followed really kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. This book is a classic for sure."
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    #9The Yearling

    The Yearling

    The Yearling is a novel written by Marjorie Kinan Rawlings in March 1938. It sold over 250,000 copies that year and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939. Since then, it has been translated into other languages.


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    Brandon Moreno
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Any fans of books who are also looking to learn more about Florida and life in it should definitely be The Yearling. It shows the harsh realities that a family face in Florida, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat as well. This book is definitely worth reading today!"
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    #10Crazy in Paradise

    Crazy in Paradise
    Crazy in Paradise is the first book in Deborah Brown's Paradise Flordia Keys Mystery series. It is a young adult thriller story about Madison Westin, a girl who refuses to be bullied by drunks, ex-convicts and shady businessmen in Florida.

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    Juan Antonio Mercado
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Great book about the Florida Keys, really captures the location. Except maybe all the drugs and murder. I'd recommend it if you like books about Florida, or just books with lots of drama."
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    #11Naked Alliances (The Naked Eye Private Investigator)

    Naked Alliances (The Naked Eye Private Investigator)

    Naked Alliances is the first volume of The Naked Eye Private Investigator, the crime and sexy thriller series for adults written by S.K. Nicholls. This book centers around Richard Noggin, a P.I. investigating a series of murders in Florida.


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    Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Love to read books taking place in my home state. Naked Alliances (The Naked Eye Private Investigator) is a thriller with lots of twist and turns making it hard to put down."


Best What are the best books set in or about Florida
1The Everglades: River of GrassBooks 26 Paid
2Darkly Dreaming DexterBooks 23 Paid
3Swamplandia!Books 20 Paid
4Skin TightBooks 19 Paid
5Killing Mr. WatsonBooks 18 Paid
6The Deep Blue Good-byBooks 14 Paid
7Because of Winn-DixieBooks 14 Paid
8Tourist SeasonBooks 12 Paid
9The YearlingBooks 10 Paid
10Crazy in ParadiseBooks 8 Paid

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