As a Floridian, I am especially drawn to Florida authors who incorporate known Florida sites into their work. John McDonald had a mystery series with his hero/investigator, Travis McGee, that was lots of fun. Piers Anthony has his Xanth series, which has a handful of more recent books I need to get my hands on. Carl Hiaasen was a columnist for the Miami Herald and adeptly weaves the Good Old Boy political corruption of Florida into his books while telling a good tale.
So you've read Tim Dorsey then, right? Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, a bunch more. All the Florida sites and noir you could want.