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The Best Carl Hiaasen Books

Updated February 28, 2020 1.6k votes 606 voters 28.7k views22 items

List RulesVote for the best Carl Hiaasen novels & children's books. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Carl Hiaasen books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Carl Hiaasen is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Originally an investigative reporter, Hiaasen broke into the world of writing when he co-wrote three books with a fellow journalist. In 2002 his first children's book, Hoot, was named a Newbury Medal honor book. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Carl Hiaasen who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List features books like Hoot and Skinny Dip. What are Carl Hiaasen's best works? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • Skinny Dip1
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    Skinny Dip

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2004

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Sick Puppy2
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    28

    Sick Puppy

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2000

    SubjectsEcology, Florida, Political corruption

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Bad Monkey3
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    37

    Bad Monkey

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2013

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  • Double Whammy4
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    11

    Double Whammy

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1987

    SubjectsFlorida

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Scat5
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    7

    Scat

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2009-01-13

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  • Lucky You7
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    Lucky You

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1997

    SubjectsFlorida, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Skin Tight8
    67
    12

    Skin Tight

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1989

    SubjectsCrime, Investigation, Florida

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Tourist Season9
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    Tourist Season

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1986

    SubjectsFlorida, Tourism

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Hoot10
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    Hoot

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2002

    SubjectsEcology, Florida, Animal, Environment

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Fiction, Young adult literature

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Native Tongue11
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    Native Tongue

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1991

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Strip Tease12
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    Strip Tease

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1993

    SubjectsHumour

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Nature Girl13
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    9

    Nature Girl

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2006

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Stormy Weather14
    47
    12

    Stormy Weather

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published1995

    SubjectsFlorida

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Basket Case15
    33
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    Basket Case

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2002-01

    SubjectsFlorida

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Chomp16
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    11

    Chomp

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2012-03-27

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  • Star Island17
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    Star Island

    Carl Hiaasen

    First Published2010-07-27

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 18
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    Skink No Surrender

    Carl Hiaasen
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  • Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns19
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  • A death in China20
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    A death in China

    Carl Hiaasen
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  • Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World21

    First Published1998-05

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • Naked Came the Manatee22
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    Naked Came the Manatee

    Carl Hiaasen, Tananarive Due

    First Published1996

    Genres (Book)Satire, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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