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Native Tongue

Hiaasen, Carl
Very humorous story involving a theme park in Florida. And a dolphin. Interestingly, no one had dead animals clamped to their arm in this one...

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Four thousand poinds of ugly Detroit steel on his toes and not even a twinge of pain. Incredible, Pedro thought; the ultimate result of supreme physical conditioning! Or possibly the drugs.

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4/2000

Nature girl

Hiaasen, Carl
Possibly bipolar Honey launches a plan to teach some manners to a Texan telemarketer that insulted her.

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11/2006

Scat

Hiaasen, Carl
Saving a Florida panther kitty and its mother. The usual odd assortment of Carl Characters.

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5/2009

Sick Puppy

Hiaasen, Carl
Palmer Stoat doesn't seem to get the message about his litter- ing. A lovable labrador is on the cover.

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12/2000

Skin Tight

Hiaasen, Carl
A plastic surgeon mucks up operations and murders. Interesting prosthetic hand in this one.

QUOTE:

"Where's the bubble?" he said. "Smack dab in the center." "Right," Stranahan said. "See--they're lined up perfectly."

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10/2000

Skink No Surrender

Hiaasen, Carl
Mallory runs away from home, her friend Richard meets Skink and they team up to find her. A "teen"-downed story, pretty good, a little slow near the end, good ending, though.

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10/2015

Skinny Dip

Hiaasen, Carl
Woman survives murder attempt by husband, gets back at him. Swamps, snakes, gators, and a large hairy guy.

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11/2004

Star Island

Hiaasen, Carl
Untalented pop star Cherry Pye falls to revive a faltering career. No one loses a limb to a Floridian animal in THIS book, although one guy gets shot in the butt.

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11/2010

Stormy Weather

Hiaasen, Carl
Big hurricane wipes out a goodly portion of Florida.

QUOTE:

"Accept no imitations"

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4/2000

Striptease

Hiaasen, Carl
"Funny as hell.", "Hilarious..." say the blurbs. I was roused to laughter only five times. On pages 170, 287, 260, 364 and 414 of the paperback edition. Never the less, it was entertaining so I am going to try his other books.

QUOTE:

"This is a classy operation,... didn't you notice the napkins?"

BONUS QUOTE:

...Shad...was... reading a large-print edition of The Plague by Albert Camus. The book made Shad feel slightly better about living in South Florida.

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2/2000

Tourist Season

Hiaasen, Carl
A newspaper man comes up with a solution to the tourist problem in Florida.

QUOTE:

With a shift in economic fortunes Wilson had been forced to quit shooting heroin, so he'd turned to reading in his spare time.

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2/2000

Trap Line

Hiaasen, Carl and Bill Montalbano
A crawdad fisherman in Florida (imagine that!) has problems drug smugglers and the law.

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11/2000

The Eyeball collector

Higgins, P. E.
Hector swears revenge on the man with one eye (and a big nose) who blackmails his father, causing him to die of a heart attack. Very good, now I have to read the rest of the related books!

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12/2009

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia
Ripley meets an American lad who has run away from home and ended up in France. My second Ripley book, I rather found this one better than the first.

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12/2012

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia
I could only find this book in a collection "Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s". It was so ungodly LONG that I'm entering as a separate entry! Since the collection contained four other NOVELS, one can assume the print was rather tiny. It was. I didn't much care for this book, and do not intend to read any others in the Ripliad. There were 340-odd pages of, did I mention it, TINY, print? I didn't feel any sympathy for any of the characters. About eight pages from the end, just before Ripley boards the Hellenes, he mentions THREE murders. I only remember two. I'm sure I just missed the point of the sentence. Hadas recommended this book. I don't hold it against her, though, it just didn't work for me.

Words I Had To Look Up:

celeri remoulade -- a type of salad. (op cit, pg. 175)

faute de mieux -- for lack of something better. (ibid, pg 202)

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6/2007

Hunting Badger

Hillerman, Tony
Chee and Leaphorn looks for three guys who robbed a casino.

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1/2001

Shape-shifter

Hillerman, Tony
Joe Leaphorn investigates a rug that was supposed to have been burned a few years ago. Good story. I WAS confused when the gift box of cherries made their appearance on page 199. I cannot find any reference to it before that, and I LOOKED!!

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2/2007

Sinister Pig

Hillerman, Tony
Bernie becomes a Customs agent. A satisfying story, but not overly complicated. Chee finally gets his stuff sorted out.

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12/2003

Skeleton Man

Hillerman, Tony
Jim Chee goes into the Grand Canyon to search for diamonds from an airliner mid-air collision back in 1956. Dup entry under last name of Tony.

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5/2005

The Fallen Man

Hillerman, Tony
Another good mystery set in the Navajo nation. I got a little confused though.

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7/1998
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