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Carl Hiaasen

CARL HIAASEN has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age six. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Star Island and Bad Monkey. Hoot, Hiaasen's first novel for young readers, was the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Newbery Honor.

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Bad Monkey
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf | Hardcover | June 2013
$26.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27259-1 (0-307-27259-1)

Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he...

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Bad Monkey
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$27.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2096-8 (0-8041-2096-X)

Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he...

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Basket Case
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80653-6 (0-345-80653-0)

Jack Tagger’s years in exile at the obituaries desk of a South Florida daily haven’t dulled his investigative reporter’s nose for a good story. When Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dies in a fishy scuba accident, Jack sees his ticket back to page one—if...

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Chomp
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Ember | Trade Paperback | March 2013
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86827-6 (0-375-86827-5)

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. The critters, he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one. 

When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show... Read more






Chomp
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | March 2012
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86842-9 (0-375-86842-9)

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle.  His father is the unpredictable one.

When his dad takes a job with a reality... Read more






Dance of the Reptiles
Written by Carl Hiaasen, Edited by Diane Stevenson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80702-1 (0-345-80702-2)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than... Read more






A Death in China
Written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70067-5 (0-375-70067-6)

From Carl Hiaasen and the distinguished foreign correspondent Bill Montalbano comes a relentless novel of treachery and murder set in the clenched society of China, where even tomorrow’s weather is a state secret.

David Wang, a Chinese-American art historian, dies shortly after a visit to an ancient tomb housing priceless... Read more






The Downhill Lie
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2009
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-28045-9 (0-307-28045-4)

Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years passed and the memories of slices and hooks faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as... Read more






The Downhill Lie
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf | Hardcover | May 2008
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26653-8 (0-307-26653-2)

Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf cart from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen’s hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways... Read more






Flush
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86125-3 (0-375-86125-4)

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.
 
Noah's dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat's illegal dumping . . . by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within... Read more






Flush
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-84185-9 (0-375-84185-7)

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen... Read more






Flush
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2005
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-82182-0 (0-375-82182-1)

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys.

You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen... Read more






Hoot
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Yearling | Trade Paperback | December 2005
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41939-6 (0-440-41939-5)

A book for young readers. It involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, and pint-sized owls. A hilarious
Floridian adventure! Read more






Hoot
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Ember | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-82916-1 (0-375-82916-4)

Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from... Read more






Hoot
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2002
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-82181-3 (0-375-82181-3)

Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from... Read more






Powder Burn
Written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70068-2 (0-375-70068-4)

Architect Chris Meadows has the bad luck to see an old girlfriend get hit by a car full of drugland hitmen. He has the worse luck to see the face of her murderers. Because in a town as violent as Miami, a witness doesn't stand a chance--especially when the cops who... Read more






Scat
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Yearling | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42104-7 (0-440-42104-7)

Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
 
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
 
But when the principal... Read more






Scat
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Ember | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-83487-5 (0-375-83487-7)

Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.

 

Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.

 

But when the principal...

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Scat
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | January 2009
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-83486-8 (0-375-83486-9)

Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
 
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
 
But when the principal... Read more






Skink--No Surrender
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Ember | Trade Paperback | August 11, 2015
$10.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-93059-0 (0-307-93059-9)

**LONGLISTED FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD!**

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender.

Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before... Read more






Skink--No Surrender
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2014
$18.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-87051-4 (0-375-87051-2)

**LONGLISTED FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD!**

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender.

Classic Malley—to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard—he knows his cousin’s in trouble before... Read more






Star Island
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Knopf | Hardcover | July 2010
$26.95/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27258-4 (0-307-27258-3)

Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.

Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in... Read more






Team Rodent
Written by Carl Hiaasen
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1998
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-42280-4 (0-345-42280-5)

"Disney is so good at being good that it manifests an evil; so uniformly efficient and courteous, so dependably clean and conscientious, so unfailingly entertaining that it's unreal, and therefore is an agent of pure wickedness. . . . Disney isn't in the business of exploiting Nature so much as striving... Read more






Trap Line
Written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-70069-9 (0-375-70069-2)

With its dozens of outlying islands and the native Conchs’ historically low regard for the law, Key West is a smuggler’s paradise. All that’s needed are the captains to run the contraband. Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock, and he’s in no mood to become... Read more






Metzger's Dog
Written by Thomas Perry, Foreword by Carl Hiaasen
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6774-6 (0-8129-6774-7)

The much-loved comic thriller by the author of the Edgar Award–winning The Butcher’s Boy is now, by popular demand, back in print, featuring a new Introduction by bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.

When Leroy “Chinese” Gordon breaks into a professor’s lab at the University of Los Angeles, he’s after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth... Read more





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