Harry Rice

Created by Allan Pedrazas

Thirtyish HARRY RICE is one of the hardest-working beach bums around. The young entrepreneur owns The Sand Bar, an oceanside joint in Angel’s cove, a small town on the Florida Panhandle, and serves as the bartender. But is that enough? Oh, no, not for the silver-tongued wiseass Harry. He’s also got a side gig as a private eye.

Harry’s first appearance, The Harry Chronicles, won the 1994 St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America‘s Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, and the sequel, Angel’s Cove (1997),racked up some pretty decent reviews as well.

So the big question is: whatever happened to Harry?


Florida native and former U.S. Customs Service employee Allan Pedrazas was born in Tampa and raised in Fort Lauderdale and has spent most of his life in Florida. Which is explains why he chose Florida as the setting for the Harry rice books, but still doesn’t explain whatever happened to Harry.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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