Bad Monkey

16.51 x 3.81 x 24.13 cm, 336 pages

English language

Published Sept. 8, 2013

ISBN:
978-0-307-27259-1
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OCLC Number:
830681331

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4 stars (19 reviews)

Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer. There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events, from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island, with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey.

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This has all the pleasures of a Hiaasen book - suspense, crazy plot turns, humor. As usual, the developers are the Bad Guys, which is just fine with me.
What I found jarring in this one was the action that takes place in the Bahamas, where several local characters are played for laughs. He mocks most everyone, so maybe this is equal-opportunity, but I felt uncomfortable the Neville character's "naive fool" quality and the rapacious Voodoo Queen.

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4 stars

More like 3.5 stars, but still...

Carl Hiaasen is a genius. Along with Elmore Leonard, Christopher Moore, and Tim Dorsey, he's on my short list of writers whose new novels I must read the moment they are released.

Along those lines, I wasted no time in placing my advance order for BAD MONKEY the moment I knew it was coming out. After all, I have read all of his other adult novels--and have re-read some that I found especially well done.

And make no mistake; BAD MONKEY starts out with the usual Hiaasen flair for distinctly Floridian dark humor, as a deep-sea fishing tourist hooks a severed arm with its middle finger extended. Thus begins a tale which runs up and down the Florida Keys, involving homicide detective-demoted-to-restaurant health inspector Andrew Yancy, who launches an off-the-books investigation of the suspected murder with the aid of a sexy/kinky Dade County medical …

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Subjects

  • Roman
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Investigation
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Fiction

Places

  • Florida