Search Results: "Tim Dorsey"


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CADILLAC BEACH by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Serge's uncharacteristically sharp focus takes some of the edge off as Dorsey's freewheeling style, still gloriously manic, is compressed into a mere two dimensions."
Just because South Florida trivia aficionado Serge A. Storms is crazy doesn't mean he's stupid, as Dorsey demonstrated in The Stingray Shuffle (2003) and wallops home once more. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE PUNCH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Despite dizzying time-shifts and a mounting body count, Serge's flight from his own mortality is, as usual, riotous fun."
Midlife makes all professionals reevaluate their work, and serial killers are no exception, as Dorsey's ninth sagely demonstrates. Read full book review >

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ELECTRIC BARRACUDA by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Despite the relatively low body count, Serge fans can revel in his increasingly arcane knowledge of Southern Florida lore as well as the cat-and-mouse thrills in Dorsey's lucky 13th."
Floridaphile vigilante Serge Storms (Gator A-Go-Go, 2010, etc.) dodges law-enforcement agents in the Everglades. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAMBOO by Tim Dorsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Less manic but more devious than previous outings, Dorsey's latest makes his freewheeling hero a bi-coastal phenomenon."
Just because Florida fanatic Serge A. Storms (Cadillac Beach, 2004, etc.) is crazy doesn't mean he's stupid, as he deftly demonstrates in Dorsey's latest romp. Read full book review >

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FLORIDA ROADKILL by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Dorsey's voice is laconic and distinctive. And his management of single scenes is skillful. Structural weaknesses and improbable coincidences aside, then: an amusing beach read."
Hilarious set pieces distinguish this otherwise sluggishly plotted contribution to Sunbelt Baroque, the genre epitomized by Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard. Read full book review >

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ORANGE CRUSH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Too cute."
An accidental Florida governor gets political religion and steers a virtuous reelection campaign through the roadside stands and swamps of the state that gave us both our current president and Pee-Wee Herman. 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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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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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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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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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 >