NewThe Carl Hiaasen Universe Reading Order

Part crime thriller, part satire of Florida, Hiassen’s work is like nothing else.

1986

Tourist Season
November-December
Tommy Tigertail and Al Garcia are introduced in this book. (The year is not specified in the book, but this is the most recent year where the dates and days of the year match for it.)
Published in 1986

1987

Double Whammy
January
Skink and Jim Tile are introduced in this book, Al Garcia returnss.
Published in 1988

1990

Skin Tight
January-February
Mick Stranahan, Luis Cordova, Kipper Garth and Chemo are introduced in this book, Al Garcia returns.
Published in 1989
Native Tongue
July-August
Skink and Jim Tile appear.
Published in 1991

1992

Strip Tease
July
Features Al Garcia. (This novel explicitly starts in September, but that does not match the date for the death of Anthony Salerno, a plot point in this book. It has been dated accordingly.)
Published in 1993
Stormy Weather
August-September
Features Skink and Jim Tile
Published in 1995

1995

Lucky You
November-December
tom Krome is introduced. (The year is not specified in the book, but this is the most recent year where the dates and days of the year match for it.)
Published in 1997

1998

Sick Puppy
April-May
Features Skink and Jim Tile. Introduces Twilly Spree.
Published in 2000

1999

Basket Case
August-September
Has no explicit connections to Hiaasen’s other works, but is too good not to include.
Published in 2002

2003

Skinny Dip
April
Mick Stranahan, Luis Cordova, Kipper Garth, Skink and Twilly Spree return.
Published in 2004

2006

Nature Girl
January
Tommy Tigertail returns.
Published in 2006

2008

Scat
Twilly Spree returns.
Published in 2009

2009

Star Island
June-July
SKink, Jim Tile and Chemo return.
Published in 2010

2013

Bad Monkey
July
Andrew Yancy, Rosa Campesino, Rogelio Burton, Sonny Summers and Tommy Lombardo are introduced.
Published in 2013
Skink – No Surrender
Summer
Features Skink and Jim Tile
Published in 2014

2015

Razor Girl
February-March
Andrew Yancy, Rosa Campesino, Rogelio Burton, Sonny Summers and Tommy Lombardo return.
Published in 2016

2020

Squeeze Me
January-March
Features Skink and Jim Tile, appears to take place in a world without Covid-19
Published in 2020
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