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Publication Order of SergeA. Storms Books

Florida Roadkill (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hammerhead Ranch Motel (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orange Crush (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triggerfish Twist (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stingray Shuffle (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cadillac Beach (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torpedo Juice (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Bamboo (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Punch (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atomic Lobster (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nuclear Jellyfish (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gator A-Go-Go (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Electric Barracuda (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Elves Attack (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pineapple Grenade (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Riptide Ultra-Glide (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tropical Warning (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger Shrimp Tango (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Skin Suite (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coconut Cowboy (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clownfish Blues (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pope of Palm Beach (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Sunscreen for the Dead (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked Came the Florida Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tropic of Stupid (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaid Confidential (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maltese Iguana (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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Tim Dorsey is an American novelist with a genuine knock for writing. Born in Indiana (1961), Dorsey moved to Florida soon after his birth in Indiana. He grew up in Palm Beach County in a small town called Riviera Beach. He went through his high school studies in Bishop Guertin in Nashua, which he graduated from in the year 1979.

He became the editor of The Auburn Plainsman student newspaper in the University of Auburn. Dorsey later graduated from Auburn in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation. He served as a police and courts reporter in the local newspapers of Alabama and Montgomery. The Tampa Tribune took him as their reporter immediately he relocated to Florida. He also did the task of sorting through several reports of weird crimes. This was in 1987. He also worked as a copy desk editor, political reporter, night metro editor, as well as a news coordinator.

In 1999, he resigned from his position as reporter with view to venture into full-time writing. Dorsey has a wife and two daughters whom he lives with in Tampa. He is a staunch fan of Boston Red Sox baseball team.

Tim Dorsey is a hard working and talented writer. He is fun and very friendly. He has emerged to be very outstanding and witty from the interviews he has attended.

Serge Storms

It is remarkable that Serge Storms Is a primary character met in all novels that Tim Dorsey wrote. He portrays Serges as a character with mental illnesses. He is thus obsessive, schizophrenic and homicidal. However, Storms strong side that he is intelligent and witty. He comes up with very inventive ways of condemning and disapproving the villains of his time. Besides, he is just and possesses a strong sense of morality. Storm’s counterpart, Coleman, is antagonistic to him in terms of conduct and character. Coleman is a diehard drug user.

All aspects of the history of Florida are of great interest to Serges. He is concerned about the political, ecological and sociological issues that affect Florida. He is motivated to tour landmarks. Their significance is however personal or cultural rather than historical. Storms documents such visits in photographs and safely keeps them. Besides, Serges has a varied taste in music, ranging from modern urban to Beatles and Rolling Stones. They fit his personality as a fiddle.

Tim Dorsey has written several books.

Florida Roadkill

Florida Roadkill is the first book by Tim Dorsey. The book concentrates on Serge Storms. William Morrow and Company published it in 1999.

Florida Roadkill is set in 1997. Serge Storms, the intelligent sociopathic criminal, bumps into Sharon Rhodes and Coleman Bunsen. The three become companions and partners in crime. Sharon is heartless stripper while Coleman is a drug addict. Serges devices plan to steal fraudulent insurance settlement from an oversexed dentist. Unfortunately, the money is elusive. The struggle over the metal brief case ends in Serges suffocating the stripper using a spray into her lungs while Coleman is shot to death.

The book comprises of two subplots. In the first, two longtime friends are out on their annual fishing trip, which turns out very unsuccessful. They engage in storytelling and reminiscing, not knowing that the briefcase of money is right in the trunk of their car.

The other subplot involving the three bikeless bikers is more comic. Sticky, Ringworm and Cheese-Dick are rejected from all the groups of bikers. They feel inferior and resort to work in a retirement community but sre forced out by the community staff. The community staff is not happy to see them help the retired. A pervert later kills Cheese-Dick and one other as they are yatching on a boat loaned out to them by the community manager. Cheese-Dick was accidentally shot with a flare gun.

Other characters include Bradley Xeno, the boat captain, and Mcjagger.

Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Published in 200, Ranch Motel continues the story that started in the Florida Roadkill. Serge Storms continues to pursue the five million cash hidden in the trunk of the car of the two longtime friends.

He follows the money up the coast of Florida to Tampa. There he meets Lenny Lipowicz a part-time impersonator in possession of a moon rock. Two girls from Alabama are also on the run after an incident in a bar. A girl had accidentally stabbed herself with a knife she was using to snort cocaine in the bar. One of the girls had accidentally cut the victim’s artery while trying to pull out the knife. Knowing that their fingerprints were all over the place, they resolved to flee the scene. A gangster named Fidlebottom changes his name to Zargoza. There is also a Hemingway impersonator called Jethro. These characters all meet up towards the end of the Hammerhead ranch Motel while hurricane Rolando-berto comes towards the shore

Electronic Barracuda

This is the thirteenth novel on Florida’s history. In the other twelve, the serial killer goes through a bloody road trip through the state of Sunshine. The lovable thermonuclear man has been leaving cropses across the Sunshine State for more than ten years. An FBI agent takes notice of the escalating body count of corpses. The police force is getting organized to act on the issue.

Serges is however not likely to get caught by the police. He is witty, has a clear vision and has since mastered a sidekick like Coleman. Besides, he has an access to Internet travel-advice site that directs him and his disciples in their exploration of the Sunshine State. The corps storm chase Storm’s troopers through the favourite locales in a manic gumball rally. Meanwhile, storm has to sort out quite another pressing personal issue. The old Miami Beach gang has suddenly run out of cash. They say their life savings have vapourized. Although they know who was responsible, they have nothing to do about it. They are in dire need of an idea of the kind that Serges often possess to help solve the scum. Serges is the one who has the Secret Master plan.

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7 Responses to “Tim Dorsey”

  1. William Henry Degler: 6 months ago

    I’ve finally had to get a sequential list of the Serge A. Storm books, as I had read so many of them that I was beginning to lose track. Yours are not books to scan, or even read rapidly! Your phrasing, delivery, and digressions, mixed with truly interesting historical elements (loved the 1928 hurricane and lock whirlpool detail and science in Naked Came the Florida Man) add a strong educational element for which one MUST slow down and savor! You’re my second favorite fiction author after Terry Pratchett … and he’s out of the game now. Please keep it up!

  2. terry gates: 2 years ago

    exploring new drinking establishents in lake placid and sebring area and one place was the Sunset Grill on lake Jackson. the draw to this area is the people for they would rather have a conversation than check thier phone or facebook…..older bars with character…talking with one fellow and his wife from everglades city chokoloskee area. compared stories of growing up there from years ago. long of the short he described his house and rite away i recognized it from being back there myself and reading about it and the couple in the barracuda book. Lucky and is boring if you dont get out and explore the people and older places in your surroundings. love your writing. Thanks, Terry Gates

    • terry gates: 2 years ago

      if your up that area may want to try Jacksons Restaurant on Lake Henry off Lake June. great place and people.

  3. Tom: 2 years ago

    This is a great series! I met Tim Dorsey at a few of his book signings. Fantastic guy. And (as a former criminology prof @Florida) the nature of Florida and Florida Man should keep Tim busy as long as he wants.
    I have gifted books in this series to students/ colleagues/ friends facing surgery and rehab. They have all enjoyed the books. Serge does enable the deaths of many characters who really deserve to die.

  4. Kevin Brown: 3 years ago

    My life’s adventures as a vagabond restaurant working ski bum would offer Tim lots of story ideas. I’d like to have dinner with him.

  5. Mary McMains: 3 years ago

    I love Tim Dorsey’s books! I have had the honour of meeting him several times and still haven’t figured out where all these crazy ideas come from. Also, thank you greatly for this site. I use it all the time and am very grateful to you for the help it gives me. thank you and read Tim Dorsey! You will laugh yourself silly!

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated!


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