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Andrew Yancy — late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff's office — has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it's not called the roach patrol for nothing).

But first — this being Hiaasen country — Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy's new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey — who just may be one of Carl Hiaasen's greatest characters.

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"[A] comedic marvel...[Hiaasen] hasn't written a novel this funny since Skinny Dip....Beautifully constructed." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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"[A] deliciously zany romp. Buckle up for the ride." People

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"Bad Monkey boils over with corruption and comeuppance. And yes, there's a monkey." O, The Oprah Magazine

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"[A] rollicking misadventure in the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida....Hiaasen has a peculiar genius for inventing grotesque creatures...that spring from the darkest impulses of the id. But he also writes great heroes." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

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"[Hiaasen is] one of America's premier humorists." Rege Behe, Pittsburg Tribune-Review

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"No one writes about Florida with a more wicked sense of humor than Hiaasen." Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today

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"The gold standard for South Florida criminal farce." Kirkus Reviews

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"Hiaasen is laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly entertaining." Booklist (starred)

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of nine previous novels. He also writes a twice-weekly metropolitan column for The Miami Herald.

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JPC, June 7, 2014 (view all comments by JPC)
This is a hilariously improbable story that is highly entertaining and engrossing.
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Artist, June 5, 2014 (view all comments by Artist)
I'd forgotten just how funny Carl Hiaasen can be until I sat down with "Bad Monkey." I found myself laughing out loud. Andrew Yancy is the anti-hero, recently suspended from the Sheriff's Department in the Florida Keys, and given the replacement job of "roach-inspector." The plot of Yancy's investigations is like a joy ride and includes a frozen human arm, a monkey with a vitamin deficiency, sympathetic arson, sub-plots of typical Floridian venality and corruption, and love with Medical Examiner Rosa Campesino, all set against the tropical splendor of the Keys and the Bahamas. Hiaasen's pet peeve, the rampant development of Florida's wilds into MacMansions, is there as are murders of the questionable villains, a deranged and deadly voodoo queen, and one episode with a hand held vacuum which once described cannot be forgotten. It really is the very definition of light, enjoyable summer reading.
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9780446556149
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
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Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date:
20140631
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English

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Product details pages Grand Central Publishing - English 9780446556149 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] comedic marvel...[Hiaasen] hasn't written a novel this funny since Skinny Dip....Beautifully constructed."
"Review" by , "[A] deliciously zany romp. Buckle up for the ride."
"Review" by , "Bad Monkey boils over with corruption and comeuppance. And yes, there's a monkey."
"Review" by , "[A] rollicking misadventure in the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida....Hiaasen has a peculiar genius for inventing grotesque creatures...that spring from the darkest impulses of the id. But he also writes great heroes."
"Review" by , "[Hiaasen is] one of America's premier humorists."
"Review" by , "No one writes about Florida with a more wicked sense of humor than Hiaasen."
"Review" by , "The gold standard for South Florida criminal farce."
"Review" by , "Hiaasen is laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly entertaining."
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