Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Book - 1987
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"Twists and turns with breathtaking speed...You're gonna like this ride." - Washington Post Book World

R.J. Decker, star tenant of the local trailer park and neophyte private eye is fishing for a killer. Thanks to a sportsman's scam that's anything but sportsmanlike, there's a body floating in Coon Bog, Florida -- and a lot that's rotten in the murky waters of big-stakes, large-mouth bass tournaments. Here Decker will team up with a half-blind, half-mad hermit with an appetite for road kill; dare to kiss his ex-wife while she's in bed with her new husband; and face deadly TV evangelists, dangerously seductive women, and a pistol-toting redneck with a pit bull on his arm. And here his own life becomes part of the stakes. For while the "double whammy" is the lure, first prize is for the most ingenious murder.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books 1987
ISBN: 9780446352765
Branch Call Number: M HIAA
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 22, 2019

Tried this author at recommendation of a friend, but found some of the characters and plot "over the top." Did not care for the the objectification of women (see Wikipedia), Did learn a lot about bass fishing and there are moments of humor involved in the sport and the folks that enjoy it; (coffin made from a bass boat). Fairly gory so be prepared.

Damma66 Jul 19, 2018

Hiassen takes us into the world of competitive Bass Fishing. While I have no interest in that subject, the author has kept me very entertained with this tale of the swamp man Skink, red neck locals, an ex-con private investigator and a corrupt Pentecostal Preacher. Hiassen's low key dark humor is ever- present and the Florida Keys as well as New Orleans play an important role in this tale of adventure.

Jun 12, 2012

I have always told folks that I imagined Hiaasen laughing while he was writing this book. One character is indelible in my mind. Great Florida fiction- try Laurence Shames if you like Hiaasen.

Jul 24, 2011

Double Whammy ---- by Carl Hiaasen c - 1996 ---- A good read ---- Are fave Ex-Politition makes an excellent Swamp-man/wild man appearance. Stiring the pot and the fires. People just have to learn to stay out of his Swamp! ---- Mr. Hiaasen had fun writing this one! ---- Enjoy ---- RichardPaul


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