2009 Recipient of the Florida
Book Awards Gold Medal for Popular Fiction
Moon Water Madness is the seventh in the Luanne
Fogarty series of spine-tingling swamp noir mysteries set in the springs and
underwater caves of northern Florida. Luanne, a linguistics professor,
serves as adjunct scuba diver for the sheriff’s department.
Luanne finds herself in over her head when a tough, lonely little girl asks
for help. According to legend, Oscar Moon walked into a sinkhole in 1959 and
hasn’t been seen since. Luanne uncovers more than she expects on an isolated
island teeming with snakes, secrets, Spanish moss, and murder.
“Glynn Marsh Alam presents a side of Florida
few tourists see: a dark place where everyone has secrets. The physical
picture she paints is so realistic, readers’ hair will frizz up or go limp
in the humidity, and they’ll get a creepy-crawly feeling from her
description of the creatures that inhabit the area. Luanne Fogarty is a
great heroine… gutsy with a soft side… and the secondary characters most
intriguing. I particularly liked Pasquin, Luanne’s neighbor, who wants her
to hurry up and marry Vernon, her current love interest and fellow diver.”
— Diana Vickery, Mystery Scene
“Inventive, stylish…manages to bring to life
yet another part of Florida’s seemingly endless killing grounds: the deep
and cold freshwater springs of the northern part of the state…”
— Dick Adler, The Chicago Tribune
"Alam's novels are thoroughly enjoyable. They
offer, in addition to a good read, a fascinating look at the swampland of
northern Florida and the world of diving in mysterious rivers and bottomless
Lauren Haney, author of the Lieutenant Bak ancient
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