A native of perhaps one of the more... eccentric states in the Union, Carl Hiaasen has built his career writing both on the fictional and real life exploits of the citizens of Florida. Known for a strong sense of black and satirical humor, many of his novels involve situations that he insists isn't that much of a stretch for his fellow Floridians: from a crook being beaten with a frozen lizard, to a particularly ornery and sexually-deviant dolphin, to a female lead that continually has two songs clashing in her head, his novels are filled with all manner of colorful individuals. Not withstanding the more colorful of their type and behavior, Hiaasen's books usually contain recognisable yet unstereotyped characters that are often criminal, eccentric, mentally ill or challenged etc yet still make endearing protagonists - whereas his villains are the sort of individuals for whom his imaginative fates can be seen as richly deserved.

Official website.

Fiction written with Bill Montalbano:

  • Powder Burn
  • Trap Line
  • Death in China


  • Tourist Season
  • Double Whammy
  • Skin Tight
  • Native Tongue
  • Strip Tease
  • Stormy Weather
  • Lucky You
  • Sick Puppy
  • Basket Case
  • Skinny Dip
  • Nature Girl
  • Star Island

Young Adult novels

  • Hoot
  • Flush
  • Scat
  • Chomp


  • Kick Ass - Selected columns
  • Paradise Screwed - Selected columns
  • Team Rodent
  • The Downhill Lie
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