Laurence Shames is a master of stories involving nefarious activities in Key West, and I have read most of them. Naked Detective is a relatively short, easy to read book that made for good reading on my last vacation. My main criticism was with how the story unfolds.
My advice? Read Naked Detective and see if you agree. Perhaps my disappointment comes from the absence of characters like Bert the Shirt who make other Shames Key West stories so much fun.