Carl Hiaasen

marlene lopez

(Hiaasen, Carl) Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of thirteen previous novels, including the best sellers Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, and Lucky You, and five best-selling children’s books, Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink. His most recent work of nonfiction is Dance of the Reptiles, a collection of his columns from The Miami Herald. In Razor Girl (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard), a lovely and loveable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star. The New York Times Book Review writes, “The secret is Hiaasen’s premium, high-grade comic prose, which keeps everything at the right temperature. In Florida, you have to know how to stay cool.”