Search Results: "Tim Dorsey"


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TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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HAMMERHEAD RANCH MOTEL by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"With characters this disposable, though, it's hard to get engaged in a tale that's witty but essentially heartless."
This grown-up take on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" uses a shoal of small-time South Florida grifters to remind you that there's always someone just a little bit bigger, quicker, and crazier who's ready to take you down. Read full book review >

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CALICO DORSEY by Susan Lendroth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"An author's note provides a photo of Dorsey with his mail pouches and good historical information, including the fact that Nellie is fictional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Set in the silver-mining camps of California's Mojave Desert in 1885, this is the semi-factual story of Dorsey, a remarkable Border collie who carried the United States mail between Bismarck and Calico. Read full book review >

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THE RIPTIDE ULTRA-GLIDE by Tim Dorsey
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Filming and dodging bullets give Serge scant time for his other favorite hobby—vigilante justice—keeping the body count relatively low in Dorsey's stripped-down 16th."
Still thinking globally, but now acting locally, Serge Storms (Pineapple Grenade, 2012, etc.) turns his admittedly limited attention to the section of U.S. Highway 1 that goes from Fort Lauderdale to the Keys. Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR JELLYFISH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Less zany than usual, Serge's 11th, part travelogue, part bloodbath, is both as monotonous and as uncertain as that combination would suggest."
Lovable sociopath Serge Storms (Atomic Lobster, 2007, etc.) goes high tech, spreading information over the Internet about Florida's gas, food and lodgings. Read full book review >

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TOMMY DORSEY by Peter Levinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An extensive presentation of life on a bandstand and the man who blew his own horn that will be of special interest to jazz buffs and swing groupies."
"The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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COCONUT COWBOY by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Dorsey's 19th keeps the body count low but the energy high as he proves again that enough is enough, but too much is plenty."
Demonstrating that his encyclopedic knowledge of Florida history and his ability to transform obsession into a thing of beauty reach north past Daytona, Serge Storms takes his stoner pal Coleman on a pilgrimage through the Sunshine State's panhandle. Read full book review >

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TIGER SHRIMP TANGO by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Dorsey's 17th is as antic as ever, but his straight-arrow plotting deprives readers of the fun of figuring out just what the hell is going on."
A rare burst of focus sets Serge Storms (Riptide Ultra-Glide, 2013, etc.) straight on the path of a band of South Florida scam artists. Read full book review >

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PINEAPPLE GRENADE by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Dorsey's 15th pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community."
Serge Storms (When Elves Attack, 2011, etc.) bumps it up a notch, joining a CIA operation so covert even the agency doesn't know about it. Read full book review >

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WHEN ELVES ATTACK by Tim Dorsey
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Although Serge is thinking big, Dorsey's holiday gift is small, with his new, linear story line a mere shadow of his mayhem-filled priors."
Multitasking maniac Serge Storms (Electric Barracuda, 2011, etc.) slows the flow when he concentrates on having a down-home Florida Christmas. Read full book review >

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TRIGGERFISH TWIST by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Placing homicidal Serge on the side of the angels still leaves room for mayhem aplenty in Dorsey's riotous fourth outing."
Part-time Florida history buff and full-time whack job Serge A. Storms (Orange Crush, 2001, etc.) has a brand-new bag. Read full book review >

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SHARK SKIN SUITE by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Once again, Serge proves that homicidal mania has its points as Dorsey takes aim at more massive villains than usual."
Florida's premier vigilante may have met his match. Read full book review >