Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
Randy Wayne White, a New York Times best selling author whose novel, Sanibel Flats, was chosen by the American Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the Hundred Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century and named a “Florida Literary Legend” in 2011 by the Florida Heritage Book Festival, will release "Bone Deep", the 21st installment in his Doc Ford series this month.
"I can't wait to see what Randy Wayne White has in store for Doc Ford and his sidekick Tomlinson" said John Hutchinson, avid reader and owner of VJ Books. "Book collectors will be interested in knowing White began writing novels while working as a fishing guide, writing seven novels under the pen name Randy Striker and eleven novels as Carl Ramm" he continued.
Randy has been awarded the Conch Republic Prize for Literature, along with such notables as John Cheever, Peter Matthiessen, Jim Harrison, and Thomas McGuane. He also won the John D. MacDonald Award for Literary Excellence. His national PBS documentary The Gift of the Game, about taking baseball gear to kids in Cuba, which he wrote and narrated, won the 2002 Woods Hole Film festival Best of best Award.
"Bone Deep" Synopsis: When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multi-billion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses—and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.
Praise for Bone Deep:
“White keeps the action churning forward as Doc encounters both human and animal foes, but the real interest here is the archaeological backdrop. Masterfully seeding the plot with information on Florida’s ancient natural history—and its contemporary environmental challenges—White delivers a novel that perfectly blends story and landscape. We often say that fine nonfiction has the narrative drive of a good thriller, but we rarely have occasion to say that a fine thriller has all the mind-boggling fascination of compelling nonfiction.”––Booklist (starred review)
“A descent into the world of overzealous and unethical fossil collectors leads to a boat-napping, stolen artifacts, and increasingly dire threats . . . White does a fine job detailing Florida’s unique history and geography.”––Publishers Weekly
About VJ Books
VJ Books has specialized in signed and collectible modern fiction for nearly 20 years. Each month, VJ Books’ customers are able to choose from dozens of autographed books from some of the most exciting, highly acclaimed authors in the areas of mystery, suspense, science fiction and modern literature. Additionally, they continue to offer an impressive selection of back list, rare, out-of-print, and special edition titles.