Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

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Ex-police officer Mick Stranahan rescues a woman from the ocean. Joey Perrone's husband tried to kill her by pushing her overboard from a cruise liner because he suspected that she had figured out his scam of doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can illegally dump fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. Mick helps Joey haunt and taunt her homicidal husband.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2016
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
ISBN: 9781101973035
Branch Call Number: FICTION HIAASEN 2016
Characteristics: 466 pages ; 21 cm


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Skinny Dip was my introduction to Hiaasen. It's funny and filled with great characters including the former governor of Florida who has eschewed politics and city life.

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May 28, 2015

Kooky characters are the draw for me in HIassen's books. Skink, a former governor of Florida, takes his passion and independence to great lengths to protect the Florida everglades, people in danger, etc. oops, wrong book, not sure if Skink is in this one. The stories are so multi-leveled, interesting and tingling with adventrue.

bookfanatic1979 May 07, 2014

This is my first Hiaasen novel, and his love for the Everglades comes across loud and clear. I’ve read other authors who turn their books into poorly disguised mouthpieces for their pet issues. Luckily Hiaasen isn’t nearly that obvious. Hiassen’s style is subtle but satisfying. Chaz’s ultimate fate isn’t perhaps as cut-and-dried as some would like, but I enjoyed the ambiguity. I’ll have to see what else he’s written. I like the man’s style.

Jan 09, 2014

My second Carl Hiaasen novel and I enjoyed it. These would be great books to take to the beach.

booklady1 Jan 19, 2013

good read! really funny!

Donnalee Smith May 29, 2012

This book is a fun, summer read. It opens with a woman falling off the back of a cruise ship, after her husband pushed her in. She survives, and she now has a mystery to unravel. I enjoyed the humour in the book, but the humour is a bit dark and twisted and may not be to everyone's taste. I loved the Florida setting, and the environmental concerns added some weight to this amusing mystery.

andimal Jan 23, 2012

Not his best, but a good read nonetheless.

Sep 09, 2011

An amusing book to be sure. There was romance in this book, but it was very low-key, the main plot being revenge.

Since this is a light book, I didn't expect much character growth, but there is - surprisingly - a couple. Behind the humor and the satire, there is definitely a push for environmental awareness, which I think is fantastic. I mean, if you're dead, how are you going to spend all of that cash?

This is certainly a laugh-out-loud book, from beginning to end. I highly recommend it.

Aug 18, 2011

Great summer read. Funny premise of a husband tossing his wife over board on a cruise ship. How can you not read on and see what happens???

Jul 28, 2010

fun revenge. Joey Perrone, who takes revenge on her cheating husband after he has tried to murder her.

Nov 08, 2007

I love his writing style

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siammarino Jan 12, 2015

On their 2nd anniversary cruise, Chaz dumps his wife Joey overboard thinking she has discovered his shady dealings at work. What unfolds next is purely hilarious. A great novel if you are interested in the Everglades and the environment!


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