Carl Hiaasen is an American novelist who writes adult and young adult thriller and crime fiction novels, but the common theme in his novels no matter what age he is writing for is the setting of Florida. Anyone who has read his novels can tell he holds the Sunshine State in high regard.

Hiaasen started writing with co-author Bill Montalbano, but when Montalbano took a job as a foreign correspondent, he went solo with novels such as Tourist Season, Native Tongue and Strip Tease. Strip Tease was adapted as the 1996 movie Striptease with Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds.

While Hiaasen doesn’t write books in series, he does have recurring characters in his adult novels, so we’ve decided to separate his adult novels from his young adult ones (aside from the obvious discrepancies). Below is the order in which Carl Hiaasen’s novels were published in:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Powder Burn(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trap Line(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in China(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tourist Season(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Whammy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Tight(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Native Tongue(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strip Tease(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormy Weather(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucky You(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sick Puppy(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basket Case(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skinny Dip(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nature Girl(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Island(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Monkey(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Young Adult Novels


Hoot(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flush(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scat(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chomp(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kick Ass(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paradise Screwed(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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Note: Powder Burn, Trap Line and A Death in China were co-authored with William D. Montalbano. The Downhill Lie was also published as Fairway to Hell.

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  • Parrotrob

    You totally left out “Star Island”

    • Brandon

      Fixed. Thanks!

  • michele

    I’m reading skinny dip now. First Hiaasen book ever – love it! Such funny characters- especially this neanderthal guy called Tool….