Florida author Tom Corcoran’s “The Cayo Hueso Maze” is the ninth and most recent novel in the Alex Rutledge Series. His books, which include “Octopus Alibi,” “Air Dance Iguana,” “Hawk Channel Chase,” “The Quick Adios,” and “Guava Moon Revenge” are mysteries set primarily in the Florida Keys. Tom also recently wrote a series spin-off, “Crime Almost Pays,” starring the private eyes known as “The Bumsnoops.”
Tom first moved to Florida in 1970 and lived over fifteen years in the Lower Keys. He has been a disc jockey, taco vendor, bartender, AAA travel counselor, U.S. Navy officer, screenwriter, freelance photographer, and graphic artist. From 1987 to 1993 Corcoran edited “Mustang Monthly,” a magazine for automotive restorers.
As owner of Dredgers Lane, LLC, Corcoran is the publisher of nine South Florida related books including “The Young Wrecker on the Florida Reef” by Richard Meade Bache; “PAPA: Hemingway in Key West” by James McLendon; “Yesterday's Florida Keys” and “Yesterday's Key West” by Stan Windhorn and Wright Langley; “The Railroad That Died at Sea” by Pat Parks; and “Key West & the Spanish-American War” by Wright and Joan Langley.
Corcoran wrote the introduction for “The Young Wrecker,” as well as the book “Jimmy Buffett - The Key West Years.” Corcoran’s photographs have appeared on seven Jimmy Buffett album covers. He cowrote the Buffett hits, “Cuban Crime of Passion,” and “Fins.” His photos also have appeared on numerous book jackets, including those of Thomas McGuane (“An Outside Chance,”) Winston Groom (“Forrest Gump,”) and Florida novelists Les Standiford (“Black Mountain” and “Last Train to Paradise,”) and James W. Hall (“Hot Damn.”)
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