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Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. He graduated from Auburn University in 1983. While at Auburn, he was editor of the student newspaper, The Plainsman. From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune’s Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune’s night metro editor. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time.
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Mermaid Confidential
A Novel (Serge Storms Book 25)
Tim Dorsey - 2022-01-25
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Get ready for a wild ride through Florida's seedy underbelly with this hilarious crime novel featuring the infamous Serge A. Storms. Watch as Serge navigates the bizarre world of condo living in his own unique way, leaving a trail of mayhem and laughter in his wake. Tim Dorsey's latest book is a riotous romp of dark humor and outrageous antics that should not be missed.
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Tropic of Stupid
A Novel (Serge Storms Book 24)
Tim Dorsey - 2021-01-26
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In "Tropic of Stupid," history-loving Floridaphile Serge Storms embarks on a journey to uncover his family tree using a DNA service, with his friend Coleman in tow. Along the way, they visit the state's beautiful parks and discover that Serge may be related to a notorious serial killer who's evaded arrest. With both his family and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the case, Serge's search for his past takes a dangerous turn. Will Serge's newfound understanding of family lead to deadly consequences?
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Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic Noir)
Colette Bancroft - 2020-08-04
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Explore the dark side of Tampa Bay with this award-winning anthology. Featuring all-new stories from renowned authors such as Michael Connelly and Lori Roy, each story is set in a distinct location within the area. From the history of fraud to the infamous Gasparilla pirate parade, this book uncovers the darker aspects of the Sunshine State. Join in on this thrilling journey into the shadows of Tampa Bay.
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Naked Came the Florida Man
A Novel (Serge Storms)
Tim Dorsey - 2020-01-07
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Join Serge A. Storms on a cemetery tour across Florida in this insanely entertaining tale by Tim Dorsey. Along with his best bro, Serge investigates a creepy urban myth that may be all too real. From the forgotten mass grave in Palm Beach county to a haunted old sugar field, Serge and his partner bong boy delve into the Sunshine State’s history and lore, all while trying to solve a mystery involving the infamous Naked Florida man. Packed with hilariously violent antics, this book is a must-read for fans of dark humor and suspense.
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No Sunscreen for the Dead
A Novel (Serge Storms)
Tim Dorsey - 2019-01-15
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Retirement villages, sex scandals, and Robin Hood-like crusades. Join Serge and Coleman on their latest adventure through the Sunshine State as they fight to recover the funds of swindled seniors. With epic jumps between present day and the Vietnam war, bestselling author Tim Dorsey delivers a witty and deliciously violent mystery that will keep readers hooked.
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Florida Happens
Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Suspense from the Sunshine State
Greg Herren - 2018-09-04
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"Florida Happens" is a thrilling anthology of mystery stories from some of the brightest stars in the genre, including John D. MacDonald and Lawrence Block. With a unique setting, Florida inspires stories with unusual crimes and peculiar criminals that fiction struggles to match. Featuring original fiction from Susanna Calkins, Alex Segura, and others, this anthology is a must-read for lovers of mystery and suspense. A portion of the book's proceeds go to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, fostering literacy and a love of reading among children.
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The Pope of Palm Beach
A Novel (Serge Storms, 21)
Tim Dorsey - 2018-01-30
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Explore the diabolically madcap adventures of Serge A. Storms, Florida's biggest fan, and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, as they embark on a literary pilgrimage back to their hometown. In a story told through flashbacks, follow Serge and Coleman's childhood memories and their present-day quest to uncover forgotten legends and Floridian arcana. As the body count grows, so does the list of bizarre questions that only Florida can produce. With wit and dark humor, The Pope of Palm Beach is a delightfully violent adventure from the twisted imagination of Tim Dorsey.
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Clownfish Blues
A Novel (Serge Storms, 21)
Tim Dorsey - 2017-01-24
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"Clownfish Blues" by Tim Dorsey takes readers on a wild ride through the Sunshine State with the always colorful and hilarious Serge A. Storms. Along with his partner in crime, Coleman, Serge embarks on a journey to film his own episodes of the classic TV show Route 66, only to stumble upon a twisted plot to rig the Florida state lottery. As the stakes get higher, Serge and his crew must navigate danger around every turn. This insanely funny novel is the perfect mix of mayhem, humor, and suspense. Get ready for a wild and deadly adventure that's sure to keep you hooked from start to finish!
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Coconut Cowboy
A Novel (Serge Storms Series Book 19)
Tim Dorsey - 2016-01-26
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Join Serge Storms as he embarks on a wild cross-country journey to find the American Dream, starting in Florida. Serge channels his inner Easy Rider and hits the road on his motorcycle with his friend, Coleman. Together they encounter a Florida that's a little bit different and a whole lot weirder than they ever imagined. With criminal politicians and bizarre towns, Serge and Coleman find themselves in a state of madness, mayhem, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals. Get ready for an epic, lethal, and hilarious adventure!
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Shark Skin Suite
A Novel (Serge Storms series Book 18)
Tim Dorsey - 2015-01-27
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In "Shark Skin Suite" by Tim Dorsey, Florida's beloved Serge Storms becomes a legal vigilante after binge-watching legal movies set in Florida. Teaming up with a young lawyer fighting foreclosure cases, Serge fights against corrupt banksters and helps take down a major class-action lawsuit. As chaos ensues during the Key West courthouse trial, Serge and his team will stop at nothing to save the day. Get ready for a madcap, hilarious adventure.
Tim Dorsey Collection #2 by Tim Dorsey
Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey
Tropical Warning by Tim Dorsey
The Riptide Ultra-Glide by Tim Dorsey
The Best Mystery & Thriller Books by Laura Lippman, Peter Robinson, Charles Todd, Deborah Crombie, Tim Dorsey, Urban Waite, Hallie Ephron, Jennifer McMahon, Lisa Ballantyne
Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey
Squall Lines by Tim Dorsey
When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey
Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey
Gator A-Go-Go by Tim Dorsey
Florida Roadkill - A Survival Guide by Tim Dorsey
Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey
Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey
The Big Bamboo by Tim Dorsey
Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
Torpedo Juice by Tim Dorsey
Cadillac Beach by Tim Dorsey
Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
The Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey
Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey
Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey
Hammerhead Ranch Motel by Tim Dorsey
Cult Fiction by Ballard, et al