Our list of some of the best Carl Hiaasen books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Hiaasen 4-Book Trade Paperback Box Set (Chomp, Flush, Hoot, Scat) (2013)
- Hoot (2005)
- Razor Girl: A novel (2017)
- Skinny Dip (Skink Series) (2016)
- Skink–No Surrender (Skink Series) (2015)
- Trap Line (1998)
- Squirm (2019)
- Stormy Weather (2001)
- Flush (2010)
- Double Whammy (2018)
- Chomp (2013)
- Powder Burn (1998)
- Scat (2012)
- Bad Monkey (2015)
Roy attempts to save burrowing owls; Noah and Abbey gather evidence that a casino empties bilge tanks around the Florida Keys; Nick and Marta investigate a fire near a wildlife preserve; and Wahoo Cray struggles to control his father’s temper. #76,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #880 in Children’s Mystery, Detective, & Spy #3921 in Children’s Humor #195 in Children’s Environment Books (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
!Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town?
Razor Girl: A novel (2017)
Merry Mansfield, the eponymous Razor Girl, specializes in kidnapping for the mob. Her preferred method is rear-ending her targets and asking them for a ride. Her latest mark is Martin Trebeaux, owner of a private beach renourishment company who has delivered substandard sand to a mob hotel. But there’s just one problem: Razor Girl hits the wrong guy.
Skinny Dip (Skink Series) (2016)
Chaz Perrone may care more about Hummers than hammerheads, but he’s done pretty well for himself as a marine biologist, doctoring water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue dumping fertilizer into the Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey Perrone, has figured out his scam, he resolves to push her overboard a cruise liner into the seething Atlantic. But if Chaz is a subpar scientist, he’s an even worse killer.
A National Book Award Longlist Selection When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators.
Trap Line (1998)
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 the Machine’s delivery boy. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts out by taking away Albury’s livelihood. Then it robs him of his freedom.
Squirm is a funny, wildly entertaining adventure about the great outdoors and protecting the environment, from New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, author of modern classic, Hoot. He once saw a biker swerve across the road in order to run over a snake. Later, that motorcycle somehow ended up at the bottom of a canal. Billy isn’t the type to let things go. They’ve lived in six different Florida towns because Billy’s mum insists on getting a house near a bald eagle nest.
Stormy Weather (2001)
Two honeymooners wake up early, make love twice, and brace themselves for a spectacle they won’t be watching from the sidelines. A seductive con artiste stumbles into a scam that promises more cool cash than the lottery. A shotgun-toting mobile home salesman is about to close a deal with disaster. A law school dropout will be chasing one Gaboon viper, a troop of storm-shocked monkeys, and a newfound love life, while tourists by the thousands bail from the Florida Keys.
! Noah’s dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor—which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can’t prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah’s dad is in the local lock-up. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed.
Double Whammy (2018)
R.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer. Thanks to a sportsman’s scam that’s anything but sportsmanlike, there’s a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida — and a lot that’s rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments.
When Wahoo Cray’s dad—a professional animal wrangler—takes a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he’ll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his father from killing Derek Badger, the show’s inept and egotistical star.
Powder Burn (1998)
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 ought to be protecting him are more interested in dangling him as live bait.
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 tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a “family emergency,” Nick and Marta just don’t buy it.
Bad Monkey (2015)
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 can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing).
Best Carl Hiaasen Books You Should Read
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Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear
Author(s): Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast
ID: 2214050, Publisher: Knopf, Year: 2018, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub
Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
ID: 2337986, Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 594 Kb, Format: epub
Carl Hiaasen: Sunshine State Satirist
Author(s): David Geherin
ID: 3390651, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
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