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Bad Monkey
Bad Monkey
Author: Carl Hiaasen
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, t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446556149
ISBN-10: 0446556149
Publication Date: 6/3/2014
Pages: 300
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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legz avatar reviewed Bad Monkey on + 507 more book reviews
Yancy is a police detective demoted to restaurant food inspector while the media circus around his "incident" with married girlfriend that caused his removal dies down. On the down low he is asked to deliver a limb found at the beach & transfer it to another county to avoid tourists leaving. A mystery ensues about who's arm is it, a few murders, travel to the islands, a monstrosity house being built next door to Yancy, & way too many characters and side stories to make this book smooth. I had to go back a page to see if I missed something as the story skipped around. It did eventually tie up some loose ends toward the end but was unsatisfying. I liked the Yancy character and his new girlfriend but half of the other characters could've been eliminated. I also had a hard time trying to figure out the "island" talk & it was irritating to decipher (no mon, why I do sum ting like dot. bey, I gon pudda black coyse on your soul black as det) The book had a lot of funny spots in it and it was clean with no descriptive sex scenes and not a lot of foul language so I upped it a star
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Fantastic characters, locales, and storytelling. Page turning action combined with truly humorous situations. My first Carl Hiaasen novel, and certainly not the last.


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