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Out On A Limb

Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy ends up with a baby on her doorstep.

QUOTE:

... "What's more, I have nothing to wear tomorrow. I have a pink sundress, but it's strapless." ... I assured her it would blend in well with customary dress at funerals in Farberville, in that I didn't care.

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1/2003

Roll Over And Play Dead

Hess, Joan
Someone dognaps Miss Parchester's beagles that Claire Malloy is dogsitting.

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10/2000

The Maggody Militia

Hess, Joan
Chief Arly has problems with right-wingers and burglars.

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1/2001

Aleutian Sparrow

Hesse, Karen
Told in unrhymed verse, it's about the removal of the Aleuts from the Alaskan Panhandle islands during World War II.

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12/2009

Bad Monkey

Hiaasen, Carl
A police detective demoted to restaurant inspector investigates an arm caught by a sports fisherman.

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8/2013

Basket Case

Hiaasen, Carl
Rock music guy gets killed by wife. Guy loses eye after getting whacked by a frozen lizard.

QUOTE:

..."none of whom matches my description of the coppery-haired felatee."--page 121.

BONUS QUOTE:

He wore a peerless wool suite but otherwise he looked terrible drawn and sleepless, with scotal bags under his anxious green eyes. --page 308.

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2/2003

Double Whammy

Hiaasen, Carl
Bass fishing intrigue in Florida.

QUOTE:

He tried to remember the polite things to say when a beautiful stranger struck up a conversation about oral sex. None of the obvious replies seemed appropriate for a funeral.

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4/2000

Flush

Hiaasen, Carl
Noah helps his dad expose a polluting casino boat in Florida.

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6/2006

Hoot

Hiaasen, Carl
Teen tries to stop destruction of owl habitat by nasty pancake restaurant corporation.

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9/2005

Lucky You

Hiaasen, Carl
Two losers steal a lottery ticket in Florida. Good story.

QUOTE:

"Bad news?" "Sort of," ... "Apparently I'm dead."

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3/2000

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...

QUOTE:

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
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Ballard] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barnhill] [Barr- Barr] [Barrows- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie] [Beattie, editor- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Borchert] [Bosch- Brennert] [Brillant- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chabon- Clancy] [Clancy- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Paolini] [Paolini- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Phelan- Powell] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Queenan] [Rankin- Rehder] [Resnick- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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