Books by E.C. Ayres

LAIR OF THE LIZARD by E.C. Ayres
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"But still, unfortunately, there's not much here to snag a reader's beyond an assembly-line sleuth and humdrum story."
In a fourth outing, Tony Lowell, photographer/p.i. Read full book review >
NIGHT OF THE PANTHER by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1997

"A heavily detailed look at roads less traveled, a scary take on the lunatic fringe, some quirky characters, and an unflappable detective—all make the third in this series the liveliest and most readable of Lowell's adventures yet."
The conventional picture of Florida's theme parks, lush condos, and early-bird dinners gets short shrift here as Ayres homes in on southern Florida's alligator-infested Big Cypress Swamp, bordered by hunting preserves, protected state lands, and miles of citrus groves. Read full book review >
EYE OF THE GATOR by E.C. Ayres
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Though there's not much doubt who should be locked up— pretty much everyone in sight—it's a pleasure watching Tony (Hour of the Manatee, 1994), in his best Travis McGee mode, set the bad guys up to blow each other away first."
Photographer/shamus Tony Lowell might have thought twice about agreeing to look into the murder of an old friend's nephew- -Tim Cross, a young African-American transplanted from Philadelphia to an inspector's job with Florida's Department of Natural Resources—if he'd known what a bunch of tough crackers the case would bring him up against. Read full book review >
HOUR OF THE MANATEE by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"More chase than investigation, really, though Tony's debut is marked by a certain lazy mental competence to match the physical stamina he's going to need."
Socialite Henry Hartley III's former domestic Maureen Fitzgerald, who's been certified for 25 years, barely has time to tell Gulf Coast photographer/p.i. Read full book review >