CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of
numerous novels, including the best sellers Razor Girl,
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.
"[A] rollickingly comic and suspenseful adventure."
--Los Angeles Times
"Fresh and juicy. . . A sunny delight."
--Entertainment Weekly "As delicious as ever. . . [Hiaasen is] a master of the comic crime novel."
--People "Hiaasen delivers a culpable caper that's a pleasurable hit."
"A riot. . . It's one thing to be twisted and funny. It's quite another to manage twisted, funny, and serious. . . . Hiaasen consistently juggles the heavy with the light."
--Detroit News "Frisky. . . . The real music here is Mr. Hiaasen's self-assured banter."
--The New York Times
"Riled, righteous, and rip-roaring funny. . . Hiaasen's novels ought to bear the warning label: may be hazardous to your sides. They may split."
--New York Newsday
"[Hiaasen] is head and shoulders above the rest. . . . Straight crime fiction with a biting, satiric edge, and it proves what his hardcore fans have known for a long time--he is, at heart, simply a great storyteller and a better writer."
--Charleston Post and Courier
"Great good fun. . . Basket Case is typical Hiaasen. In other words, it's wildly hyperbolic, with lots of digs at South Florida's zany lifestyle and (in this case) a total smearing of corporate journalism."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch