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Tim Dorsey Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey grew up about an hour north of Miami in Riviera Beach. He attended college at Auburn University. He was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune for twelve years He left the paper in 1999 to write full time. Dorsey is the author of many other novels, including: The Riptide Ultra-Glide, When Elves Attack, Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Torpedo Juice, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle, Triggerfish Twist, Orange Crush, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Florida Roadkill. In their review of Dorsey’s latest novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Novel (Serge Storms Series) William Morrow; $25.99), Bookreporter says, “One would have to be unbalanced to write this book, afflicted to read it, and delusional to understand it. Naturally, I loved almost every word of it.” Determined to save a damsel in distress, the Sunshine State’s favorite serial killer and encyclopedia of Florida lore, Serge Storms dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper. Thanks to the Internet, America has become a playground for ruthless scam artists out to make an easy buck. And where do these models of entrepreneurship hail from? Why, the Sunshine State of course! No one loves Florida more, or can keep it safe from invasive criminal species better than self-appointed Sunshine Sheriff Serge Storms. When a particular scam leads to the death of a few innocents and a young woman's disappearance, Serge and his perpetually self-bent sidekick Coleman—aided by his new pal, latter-day noir private eye Mahoney—load up the car for a riotous road trip to do right. Packed with seafood, mayhem, blood, Coleman’s deep thoughts, Floridian lore, and more, Tiger Shrimp Tango is a hilarious treat from the incomparable Tim Dorsey.

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