Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives. He is a prize-winning journalist with a regular column in the Miami Herald and many articles in varied magazines. He started writing crime fiction in the early 1980s and has recently branched out into children's books; he has also had several works of non-fiction published.
He is a comic genius. Bad Monkey sees him on top form . . . the energetic way he skewers venality and venery is laugh-out-loud funny - Evening Standard on Bad MonkeyIt's Hiaasen doing what Hiaasen does . . . he always adds something extra to the mix . . . jauntiness, wit and larger-than-life characters - Sunday Express on Bad MonkeyA master class in black humour - Daily Mail on Bad MonkeyThe funniest writer around - Sunday Times on Bad MonkeyThe comic laureate of crime - Mail on Sunday on Bad Monkey