Jack Tagger catches the scent of a real news story in the death notice for Jimmy Stoma, lead singer of the once-notorious Jimmy and the Slut Puppies. Hoping to regain his status in the world of journalism, he follows the trail to the not-so-grieving widow, Cleo Rio, who is attempting to give her own career a jump-start. When other members of the band die in suspicious circumstances ('Somebody's killing off the Slut Puppies!'), Tagger sees his chance to get back on the front page. Now, if he can only score points with his hot 27-year-old editor, Emma.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - louis.arata - LibraryThing
A delight. The storytelling made me smile, it was so engaging and compelling, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. I wanted to read it quickly and to savor it. After reading some dry stuff, this was like a cool glass of water. Now I'm all set to try Hiaasen's other novels. Read full review
Review: Basket CaseUser Review - Frederic Kerr - Goodreads
I had tried to read another Carl Hiaasen book and couldn't get into it, so when I was planning a trip and saw "Basket Case" at the library, I grabbed it, thinking it would be a good beach read. I ... Read full review