���Basket Case,��� ���Strip Tease,��� and ���Bad Monkey��� are some books by Carl Hiaasen. The author is a journalist with the Miami Herald who has written and co-written over 20 adult and young adult novels, as well as short stories and works of non-fiction.Continue Reading
���Basket Case��� is a novel about Jack Tagger, a has-been reporter who now writes obituaries. When he encounters the mystery of a dead rock star, he has the chance to revive his investigative journalism career. He faces resistance from the singer���s widow who is benefiting from the publicity.
���Strip Tease��� tells the story of David Dilbeck, a congressman in the middle of an election campaign who is hospitalized after a drunken fight at a strip club. Dilbeck faces a number of blackmailers who threaten to use the knowledge of this event to destroy his reputation. He unsuccessfully pursues one of the dancers, Erin Grant, as a potential romantic interest. The novel was adapted to a film in 1996 starring Burt Reynolds as Dilbeck and Demi Moore as Grant.
���Bad Monkey��� is set in Florida and the Bahamas. Andrew Yancy of the Monroe County Sheriff���s Office is investigating a reported boating accident and shark attack that may be a cover-up for murder. His only piece of evidence is the frozen human arm of his victim.Learn more about Fiction