Razor Girl : A Novel

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  • Author(s): Hiaasen, Carl
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    New York : Vintage. 2016
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      A lovable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star in this raucous and razor-sharp new novel from Carl Hiaasen, the bestselling author of Bad Monkey. Merry Mansfield, the eponymous Razor Girl, specializes in kidnapping for the mob. Her preferred method is rear-ending her targets and asking them for a ride. Her latest mark is Martin Trebeaux, owner of a private beach renourishment company who has delivered substandard sand to a mob hotel. But there's just one problem: Razor Girl hits the wrong guy. Instead, she ends up with Lane Coolman, talent manager for Buck Nance, the star of a reality TV show about a family of Cajun rooster farmers. Buck Nance, left to perform standup at a Key West bar without his handler, makes enough off-color jokes to incite a brawl, then flees for his life and vanishes. Now a routine promotional appearance has become a missing persons case. And Andrew Yancy, disgraced detective-turned-health inspector, is on the job. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy's future will be as surprising to him as anything else he encounters along the way—including the giant Gambian pouched rats that are haunting his restaurant inspections.
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      HIAASEN, C. Razor Girl : A Novel. New York: Vintage, 2016. ISBN 9780385349741. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
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      Hiaasen C. Razor Girl : A Novel. New York: Vintage; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580. Accessed May 27, 2020.
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      Hiaasen, C. (2016). Razor Girl : A Novel. Vintage.
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      Hiaasen, Carl. 2016. Razor Girl : A Novel. New York: Vintage. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580.
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      Hiaasen, C. (2016) Razor Girl : A Novel. New York: Vintage. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
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      Hiaasen, C 2016, Razor Girl : A Novel, Vintage, New York, viewed 27 May 2020, .
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      Hiaasen, Carl. Razor Girl : A Novel. Vintage, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580.
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      Hiaasen, Carl. Razor Girl : A Novel. New York: Vintage, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580.
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      Hiaasen C. Razor Girl : A Novel [Internet]. New York: Vintage; 2016 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1109931&custid=s6224580


Booklist Reviews 2016 June #1

*Starred Review* Andrew Yancy (Bad Monkey, 2013) returns in this immensely entertaining wild ride through the Florida Keys. He is still doing penance as a health inspector on roach patrol for an earlier assault with a car vacuum. But when the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren goes missing, Yancy sees a chance to win back his real cop job at the sheriff's office. Merry Mansfield, the Razor Girl, is sharp, that's for sure, and one of the coolest characters Hiaasen has ever brought to the page. She runs car-crash scams but has the proverbial heart of gold, which lands her bejeweled flip-flops in a diabolically complicated story that includes (and often skewers) phony reality shows and the fine folks who bring them to us: goofball goodfellas; sand-restoration, reef-raiding scammers; an ill-fated, mongoose-owning stinky copycat psycho; a high-profile product-liability lawyer who's dangerously addicted to the very male-enhancement potion for which he recruits litigants in his TV commercials. And, oh yes, let's not forget an environmentally invasive infestation of Gambian pouched rats, electric cars, and cruise lines, along with Sharpie pens that create a male enhancement that perhaps only this author could dream up. Or maybe it is one of the true "lurid" Florida tales he claims to have incorporated into the story? This is the ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen's skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 April #2

Since this is Hiaasen, expect wild characters, starting with Razor Girl (aka Merry Mansfield), perpetrator of car-crash scams and linked to Andrew Yancy, who lost his detective badge after confronting his ex-lover's husband with a Dust Buster but seeks to get it back by solving a murder. With a 300,000-copy first printing and a nine-city tour.

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PW Reviews 2016 June #2

At the start of Hiaasen's breezy, enjoyable sequel to 2013's Bad Monkey, Lane Coolman, a Hollywood talent agent, is driving from Miami to Key West to keep an eye on Buck Nance, star of Bayou Brethen, a reality TV show, when his rental car is rear-ended by an attractive crash-scam artist, Merry Mansfield. Coolman ends up kidnapped, while Buck incites a riot at a Key West bar. Meanwhile, a Bayou Brethren fan, desperate to impress his TV hero, goes too far when he attacks a tourist. Aided by Merry, Andrew Yancy, a lowly health inspector looking for a way to get his job back with the sheriff's department, seizes the chance to solve a murder case in which Buck, who goes AWOL from his show, is a suspect. Add a few Gambian pouched rats, a New Jersey mobster, a businessman selling stolen sand, and reprehensible neighbors to the fast-paced plot, and readers will be hoping that Yancy and the other quirky denizens of Hiassen's Florida will soon be back for another screwball adventure. Author tour. 300,000 first printing. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Sept.)

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