Readers from New York to Newcastle have called out locales they recognise in my CW McCoy series of crime novels. Even with altered geography and names, those places seem to resonate like the images in a dream...or a nightmare.
They did with me while I was doing research for Tourist in Paradise, the second in the series that kicked off last year with Peak Season, Candace McCoy’s debut novel set in a tony beach town on the sunny southeastern coast of Florida.
Here, then, are some of the images that inspired the characters that inhabit those books. With winter closing on the British Isles, maybe they’ll inspire you, too.
Farmers Market in downtown Sarasota, where CW and Tony Delgado meet in Peak Season.
Drumming the sun down at Siesta Beach, where CW finds a second body in Peak Season.
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Set in the tiny beach town of Spanish Point during the height of the tourist rush, Peak Season marks the debut of an investigator confronting the most dangerous enemy of all...her own fears.
Do you recognise any of the locations in the books? Let me know in the comments below!