Doc Ford Fans, Are You Ready?


NEW Doc Ford


Mangrove Lightning


The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford, in the electrifying new novel in the New York Times–bestselling series.

Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases. This may be one of the strangest.

A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part.

Ford doesn’t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse? Or just a crime spree? The answer lies in solving a near-hundred-year-old murder . . . and probing the mind of a madman.

If you would like a signed copy of Mangrove Lightning, please call 239-472-1447.  We are happy to ship anywhere in the U.S. 

Keep in mind that Deep Blue is now available in paperback AND our beloved Sanibel Flats is available in a new size with a great new cover!



Meet David Watts!

Friday, February 24th 11-1

Confessions of a private investigator revealed.

Accidental P.I. takes you on a thrill ride following the fifty-year professional career of Private Investigator David Watts, as his life story treats you to these experiences and more. From murder, rioting, gambling and drug raids to sex cases, and fraud, this behind-the-scenes peek at real-life cases shows how investigators get the job done—not like in the movies or on television.

David B. Watts, a licensed private investigator for the past four decades, specializes in fraud and business investigations.  He and Linda, his wife of 54 years, worked for major law firms, insurance companies and the Fortune 500 in the busy New York to Philadelphia corridor on cases ranging from kickbacks to special security issues. Dave has also worked several murder cases and innumerable insurance fraud matters.

His investigation career began in his twenties as a Plainfield, New Jersey patrolman. He was promoted to  detective, then joined the Union County Prosecutor’s Office as a County Investigator. These early experiences eventually launched him into a lifetime of investigation work in the private sector.  His pursuit of the  facts brought him into state and federal courts as well as the board rooms of major corporations.  He is respected among his peers and continues to take on special investigations, now in his seventies.

Meet James Dworkin

Join us Thursday, February 2nd from 10-12.  Author James Dworkin will be signing his children's books the Dog and the Dolphin and the Dog and the Jet Ski.  Perfect for children ages 4-8!

A very adventurous dog.
A very fast jet ski.

While on a boat ride, hoping to see his dolphin friend, Red the Irish Setter is unexpectedly washed overboard in a storm. Will his dolphin friend come to his rescue? This book offers children from prekindergarten through third grade valuable lessons about friendship, diversity and helping others in times of need. Kids will enjoy this story about Red, his dolphin friend and Sophia the lifeguard. Red even learns how to ride a jet ski in this memorable adventure.

James B. Dworkin is an educator who is based in Indiana. The author is chancellor emeritus at Purdue University North Central.

Meet Award-Winning Photographer David FitzSimmons

Thursday December 8th, 6-7:30 p.m.

We're so excited to welcome David FitzSimmons back to MacIntosh Books!  Last year David treated us to a puppet presentation followed by a book signing.  This year will be more of the same.  A terrific presentation, followed by the opportunity to have books personalized for the curious critters on your holiday shopping list.  Don't miss David's latest book, Curious Critters Florida!  Available as a board book for little hands!

David FitzSimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, and Shutterbug. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout, Barnes & Noble, and TF Publishing. David’s most recent publications include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Curious Critters, and Curious Critter Volume Two, which have won nine national book awards and sold over 100,000 copies, as well as audiobooks for both Curious Critters titles. Curious Critters Marine will be released April 2015 and will feature animals of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Salamander Dance, a picture book exploring the annual life cycle of vernal pools, will be released Spring 2016.

One of seven Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school, college, and university classes to photography groups and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, and the Telluride Photo Festival.

Before becoming a freelance photographer and author, David taught for over twenty years—first high school English and then as a university professor, having instructed at Cornell University, Ohio State, and Ashland University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing.

To see more of Dave’s work and to know more about seminars and photo workshops, visit

Color with Artist Carroll Swayze

Saturday, December 3rd from 11-1!

Join us for an early afternoon of snacks and coloring with local author/artist Carroll Swayze.  Carroll with be offering designs from her new coloring book Tropical Seas Are Always on My Mind.  The book will be available for purchase and makes a great gift for everyone on your list!