This book sets up the series of Key West based crime photographer. Corcoran gives great detail about Key West in the 80s and 90s. Since I lived in the Key's in the 80s and visited often after I left, it offers a nostalgic trip back. The characters are interesting but the crimes are rather pedestrian. If the Key's scene interests you or you have a past in the Key's you will like this book. If not, there are better writers out there.