Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. His previous novels include the bestselling Nature Girl, Star Island, Bad Monkey and Razor Girl, and three bestselling children's books, Hoot, Flush and Scat. They have been translated into 34 languages, 33 more than he can read or write. Carl Hiaasen also writes an award-winning weekly column for The Miami Herald.
From the opening page, there is a confidence, economy and enjoyability - GuardianA masterclass in black humour - Daily MailHe always adds something extra to the mix . . . jauntiness, wit and larger-than-life characters - Sunday ExpressHe is a comic genius - Evening StandardHe has sky-high standards for elegance, craziness and mike-drop humor - New York Times