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Carl Hiaasen

Biography

Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of such bestsellers as BAD MONKEY, LUCKY YOU, NATURE GIRL, RAZOR GIRL, SICK PUPPY, SKINNY DIP and STAR ISLAND, as well as six bestselling children’s books: HOOT, FLUSH, SCAT, CHOMP, SKINK and SQUIRM. His most recent work of nonfiction is ASSUME THE WORST, a collaboration with the artist Roz Chast.

Carl Hiaasen

Books by Carl Hiaasen

by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swank gala, and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. Kiki Pew was notable not just for her wealth and her jewels, she was an ardent fan of the Winter White House resident just down the road, and a founding member of the POTUSSIES, a group of women dedicated to supporting their President. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, the President immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth. The truth might just lie in the middle of the highway, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt.

by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield --- the eponymous Razor Girl --- and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control. Andrew Yancy believes that if he can singlehandedly solve a high-profile murder, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way.

by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Suspense, Thriller

Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. But first, he must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.

by Carl Hiaasen - Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.