Andrew Yancy has the severed arm of someone in his freezer. Is it the remains of a shark attack victim or is there some other explanation? Yancy, suspended from his sheriff's job and serving time as a restaurant inspector pursues the case while making the lives of purveyors of less than fresh seafood miserable. DNA confirms the arm belongs to Nicky Stripling, medicare fraud specialist but Yancy has his doubts. Yancy confronts Hiassen's favorite foils,... Basket Case
Knopf, Feb 2002, 25.95, 317 pp.
Though he knew better than to harangue the owner of the Union-Register, investigative reporter Jack Tagger still ripped him in front of shareholders. Thus, the forty-six year old journalist now works the obituary column. When Jack learns that James Bradley Stomarti died in a drowning accident in the Bahamas, he thinks he has a story worth more than the twelve inches his editor Emma wants to g... Double Whammy
Noah seeks out to find out and further prove that his dad is indeed innocent of the crime he committed. It's summer in the Florida Keys and you would expect it to be any normal day. However it is not for Noah Underwood, a young eco-friendly activist living near the waters. It's Father's Day and Noah's dad is in jail for sinking the Coral Queen casino boat run by the mischievous Dusty Muleman. He suspected the boat had been dumping raw sewage into the oc...
Roy Eberhardt just moved to Coconut Cove, Flordia. He begins getting bullied by Dana Matherson when he gets there. One day, Dana grabs Roy's throat on the school bus. Roy reacts by punching and breaking Dana's nose. Roy gets sent to the principle's office. Later, a pancake company wants to build a pancake house. Their plans are delayed due to acts of vandalism. Roy befriends Mullet Fingers, the boy who has been doing the vandalism. Roy finds out that Mul... Lucky You
Tom Krome is trying to help JoLayne Lucks recover her stolen lottery ticket. Two petty criminals, Bode Gazzer and Chub also had the winning lotto ticket but did not want to share. They want to start a militia and need all the money they can get. Tom and JoLayne go on an adventure full of antics and eccentric characters to track down the criminals and her hostage, a Hooters' waitress. JoLayne wants to save a rare piece of Florida land from bulldozers so r... Naked Came the Manatee
Written by thirteen notable Florida writers, it weaves a somewhat schizophrenic tale of a plot to do away with Fidel Castro. Characters are introduced at the whim of each author, responsible solely for each of the book's thirteen chapters. This makes for a frenetic read as each writer takes his/her own spin on the strange events. A manatee is the only constant that holds the story together.... Sick Puppy (Thriller/Action)
Sick Puppy is an outrageous satire based on the American insistence on the creation of real estate, even if it means destroying the natural beauty and fragile environment around it. This particular work centers on the development of a Gulf coast ‘island', made in the image of yet another tourist resort. The creator of this artificial paradise is in for a shock - the natural habitat is defended by an eco warrior by the name of Twilly Spree.
The obviously... Sick Puppy (Literature)
Twilly Spree is an unemployed eco-terrorist who just happens to have enough money to remain that way. He tails a man who makes him very angry by throwing his trash repeatedly out the window. So Twilly plots his revenge. He follows this man home, brekas into his house when he is not at home, and kidnaps his dog. Not to mention, after returning to the dog's home, Twilly also ends up kidnapping the trash-thrower's wife.
During one of his long walks with... Skin Tight
Mick Stranahan is a retired cop living in the Florida Keys. Retired early due to injury. He still has his contacts, and is still not quite ever able to stop his interest in law enforcement. One day a man comes to his house and tries to kill him. He manages to get away, but starts thinking about who would be after him. It comes down to an old case that was never solved. The case involved a woman who went to see a plastic surgeon, Rudy Graveline. Dr...
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Knopf, Jul 2004, 24.95, 355 pp.
To celebrate their anniversary, marine biologist Chaz Perrone and his wife heiress Joey go on a cruise. However, Chaz plans to kill his wife because he fears she knows about his illegal business dealings with a tycoon who is systematically destroying the Everglades. Thus, Chaz tosses Joey overboard into the Atlantic and subsequently reports her accidental drowning.
However, Joey destroys her h... Tourist Season
Hiaasen's first novel is packed with absurdity and laughter for its readers. This conspiracy story is based in Florida around the destruction of the keys. Hiaasen tells of an eco-terrorist bent on wreaking havoc on the unsuspected tourists who have led to the elimination of much of the natural habitat. However, this is no ordinary conspiracy plot - when the head of the chambers of commerce is found hacked to pieces and with a rubber alligator stuffed dow...