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ISBN: 1410400832 / ISBN-13: 9781410400833

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Carl Hiaasen at the top of his form in a novel of journalists, dead lizards and rock'n'roll...Reluctant hero Jack Tagger is a frustrated journalist. ... Show synopsis

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  • Basket Case (Christian Large Print) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Carl Hiaasen

    Basket Case

    Trade paperback, Christian Large Print
    2003
    English
    Large type / large print.
    515 pages

    ISBN: 1410400832
    ISBN-13: 9781410400833

    A New York Times Bestseller Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff." Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba accident, might be the stiff of Jack's dreams -- if only he can figure out what happened.

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Reviews of Basket Case

Overall customer rating: 3.500
PollyPrince

Very Funny Book

by PollyPrince on Sep 23, 2011

This is my first experience of a Carl Hiaasen book. My husband read it before I did, and he was rolling about with laughter every time he picked it up. On his suggestion, I gave Basket Case a try, and was soon caught up in the antics of the lead character. Jack Tagger is a journalist whose career has seen better days, but due to a faux pas in his past, he is now writing obituaries for a local Florida newspaper. When a famous rock singer is killed in a scuba diving accident, he begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, which does not please his bosses. He uncovers a complicated and confusing trail of events, which take him to the Caribbean and California in his quest for a front page story to revive his flagging career. Finding the truth about the death of the victim tests his journalistic skills to the limit, and he has to overcome many obstacles to reach the truth. We meet the family and friends of Jimmy Stoma, the dead singer in question, and the members of his old band the Slut Puppies. His widow is a singer, who is planning to revive her career with a new song. His sister disappears after her house is broken into, and there are other deaths to explain along the way. Jack is at loggerheads with his immediate boss, Emma, who wants him to write an obituary on a dead rabbi and leave the pop star story alone, but he continues to delve and he eventually gets to write the front page story that he has been looking for. He now hopes that his time in the doldrums of newspaper journalism is over, and his career will hit the heights he has been working towards. Fast paced, funny, and entertaining.

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XShadowPheonx

A good airline read

by XShadowPheonx on May 22, 2007

A predictable mystery, nonetheless an interesting book that will keep you entertained on an airplane. LAX to LaGuardia in my case

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