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Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014.

Carl Hiaasen's latest brilliant take on the world ...Outrageous, hilarious and addictive, this is the unique Carl Hiaasen at his absolute best. Bad Monkey will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud.

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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014.

When a severed arm is discovered by a couple on honeymoon in the Florida Keys, former police detective - now reluctant restaurant inspector - Andrew Yancy senses that something doesn't add up. Determined to get his badge back, he undertakes an unofficial investigation of his own. Andrew's search for the truth takes him to the Bahamas, where a local man, with the help of a very bad monkey (who allegedly worked on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is doing everything in his power to prevent a developer from building a new tourist resort on the island, with deadly consequences.


[Hiaasen] amplifies the grotesque aspects of everyday criminality in order to cut to the heart of human nature The Irish Times 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 There is much to relish in Bad Monkey ... Its jacket calls him 'the funniest crime writer to put pen to paper'. He's certainly that, but on this form it wouldn't be rash to omit 'crime
and just call him the funniest writer around Sunday Times It

's not often when reading a crime novel that I have to break off to laugh out loud, but, when the author is Carl Hiaasen, it is near impossible to keep a straight face... Nothing less than a masterclass in black humour Daily Mail His eye for detail, ear for dialogue, and ability to make the weird both credible and wonderful, means Bad Monkey is vintage Hiaasen; it's fresh, it's funny and it's fabulous Tribune It's Hiaasen doing what Hiaasen does ... he always adds something extra to the mix ... jauntiness, wit and larger-than-life characters Sunday Express Carl Hiaasen writes crime thriller like no other, stories so funny they can make you sick ... Read it and weep: in a good way RTE Guide Sun-soaked yet blackly comic crime fiction from the US master Hiaasen ... Outrageously enjoyable stuff Sport ET Magazine A laugh-out-loud comedy caper that contains a number of serious messages delivered with Carl Hiaasen's signature mordant and impeccably timed wit Irish Independent A rum-soaked romp, brimming with shifty characters and razor-sharp dialogue Sunday Mirror The king of Florida noir... With Bad Monkey, Hiaasen has rediscovered some of the delirious ingenuity that previously distinguished his work Independent on Sunday Author of the funniest crime novels in the business, bar none... [Bad Monkey] is every bit as hilarious as you could hope...This is vintage Hiaasen Boing Boing Rightly hailed as a return to form The Guardian Outlandish and hilarious, Bad Monkey confirms Hiaasen's reputation as the comic laureate of crime Mail on Sunday You will laugh, you will howl and you will be utterly captivated by this twister of a thriller from ace Florida writer, Carl Hiaasen RTE Guide From the opening page, there is a confidence, economy and enjoyability to Bad Monkey that give the impression of a writer back in love with his franchise ... the greatest pleasure is the feeling that, through long residency and his journalistic beat, Hiaasen owns this location ... a novel that is as enjoyable to read as it seems to have been him to write Mark Lawson, The Guardian Magnificently outlandish novel ... Such an absurdist eye, combined with scrupulous attention to detail, is what marks out Hiaasen from lesser writers ... No matter how implausible the scenario, you are only too happy to suspend disbelief because Hiaasen's fiction is such a joy to read Tatler'

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen

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.

Author photo © Fenia Hiaasen

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10th June 2014


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


416 pages


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