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Razor Girl

Crimefest Last Laugh Award, 2017

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405530699

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ON SALE: 6th September 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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*SHORLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2017*

A book of the month in The Times

A thriller of the week in the Mail on Sunday

One of the Guardian Readers’ Books of the Year

Key West is a small place, but there are criminal secrets buried everywhere . . .

When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His hapless agent Lane Coolman should have been by Buck’s side, but has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals who now think they can turn a quick profit by ransoming an LA talent agent.

As the search for Buck continues, the mystery draws in a broad cast of characters from across the island including Andrew Yancy, the disgraced cop who now works restaurants on roach patrol; a delusional fan of Buck’s show; the local sheriff who’s desperate for re-election; a shady lawyer and his gold-digging fiancée; the gay mayor and his restauranteur partner; a Mafioso hotelier; and a redheaded con artist named Merry who, using a razor blade and a high-speed car, has developed a signature way of luring in her victims.

Outrageously funny, fast-paced and uniquely addictive, Razor Girl will keep you utterly gripped until the final page.

Praise for Razor Girl

‘if you are unlucky enough not to have read Carl Hiaasen, delay no longer’
Evening Standard

‘a joy from first page to last’
Daily Mail

absorbing
The Herald

hugely entertaining
Crime Scene

razor-sharp
Irish Times

Reviews

He is a comic genius. Bad Monkey sees him on top form . . . the energetic way he skewers venality and venery is laugh-out-loud funny
Evening Standard on Bad Monkey
Razor-sharp
Irish Times
The ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen's skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon
Jane Murphy, Booklist
Poetic justice and social satire are hallmarks of Carl Hiaasen's work and Razor Girl deals out both in fine fashion.
New Zealand Listener
Hugely entertaining
Crime Scene
If you are unlucky enough not to have read Carl Hiaasen, delay no longer
Evening Standard
A master class in black humour
Daily Mail on Bad Monkey
Fans will know what to expect: Day-Glo noir delivered with pungent dialogue and supple prose, Florida's lurid headlines mined for gleeful fun, and memorable characters demonstrating the full spectrum of vice and dysfunction.
Your Weekend
It's Hiaasen doing what Hiaasen does . . . he always adds something extra to the mix . . . jauntiness, wit and larger-than-life characters
Sunday Express on Bad Monkey
A joy from first page to last
Daily Mail
[A] breezy, enjoyable sequel to 2013's Bad Monkey
Publishers Weekly
A reality TV show host, Louisiana rednecks and a shady lawyer star in this scathing satire
New Zealand Listener
The comic laureate of crime
Mail on Sunday on Bad Monkey
If you are unlucky enough not to have read Carl Hiaasen, delay no longer
Evening Standard
The funniest writer around
Sunday Times on Bad Monkey
[A] breezy, enjoyable sequel to 2013's Bad Monkey
Publishers Weekly
Absorbing
The Herald
The ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen's skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon
Jane Murphy, Booklist
If you are unlucky enough not to have read Carl Hiaasen, delay no longer
Evening Standard