Basket Case

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Fiction - 517 pages
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A New York Times BestsellerOnce a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily. Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba accident, might be the stuff of Jack's dreams--if only he can figure out what happened.

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He wraps the secondary plot nicely as well. - LibraryThing
He is a wonderfully entertaining and funny writer. - LibraryThing
Hiaasen has many plot twists and turns. - LibraryThing

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Jack used to be on track to be a great journalist, but he ended up banished to writing obituaries by someone who would rather he not have written what he did. Jack, feeling in a dead end, obsesses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie Decker - Goodreads

Jack used to be on track to be a great journalist, but he ended up banished to writing obituaries by someone who would rather he not have written what he did. Jack, feeling in a dead end, obsesses ... Read full review

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Carl Hiaasen was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 12, 1953. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1974. He has been a reporter and columnist for the Miami Herald since 1976, and is known for exposing scandal and corruption throughout southern Florida. He has received numerous state and national honors for his journalism and commentary including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Time, Life, Esquire and Gourmet. His best-selling novels include Double Whammy, Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Stormy Weather, Lucky You, Sick Puppy, Basket Case, and Nature Girl. His 1993 novel, Striptease, was adapted as a film in 1996 starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. He also writes children's books including Hoot, which was awarded a Newbery Honor; Flush; and Scat. Hoot was adapted into a film in 2006. His non-fiction works include Team Rodent; The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport; and two collections of his newspaper columns entitled Kick Ass and Paradise Screwed. In 2013 his titles Chomp and Bad Monkey made The New York Times bestseller list. In 2014, his non-fiction title Dance of the Reptiles made it to the New York Times bestseller list.

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