Basket Case

Basket Case

Large Print - 2002
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Former investigative reporter Jack Tagger gets his chance to escape the doldrums of obituary writing as he investigates the suspicious "accidental" death of rock star Jimmy Stoma, the infamous leader of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780783897714
0783897715
9780783897707
0783897707
Characteristics: 517 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Goldie48
Jun 17, 2012

Too bad the author stooped to locker room language and titillating scenes that did not seem to fit the characters or carry the plot forward. Obligatory and distracting...for my taste.

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RichardPaul
Jan 20, 2011

Review by Richard Paul (Seattle Public Library) Basket Case ---- by Carl Hiaasen c - 2002 ---- This comical story of murder and bungling perps., kept me reading till my eyes hurt. The main character an accomplished newspaper columnist, Jack Tagger, having miss used his quick-wit at a company meeting. Ended up in the writing the Obits dog house (sentence, to be forever). And needs a front page story to escape the dungeon. A famous rock star dies: one of Jack's favorites. The interviews made by Jack just don't, add up, to accident! Jack has is get out of Obit's card, he thinks. And in proving this over time he ends up fighting off a bad guy: With a frozen, 4ft long pet Monitor Lizard. Basket Case turned out to be a great surprise for me. Carl Hiaasen artfully did that, to us. Reviewed on Mar 22 2010

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Jan 20, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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