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Tim Dorsey

USA flag (1961 - 2023)

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 with a B.S. in Transportation. 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 and night news coordinator. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time.

Genres: Mystery
Serge Storms
   1. Florida Roadkill (1999)
   2. Hammerhead Ranch Motel (2000)
   3. Orange Crush (2001)
   4. Triggerfish Twist (2002)
   5. The Stingray Shuffle (2003)
   6. Cadillac Beach (2004)
   7. Torpedo Juice (2005)
   8. The Big Bamboo (2006)
   9. Hurricane Punch (2007)
   10. Atomic Lobster (2008)
   11. Nuclear Jellyfish (2009)
   12. Gator A-Go-Go (2010)
   13. Electric Barracuda (2011)
   14. When Elves Attack (2011)
   15. Pineapple Grenade (2012)
   16. The Rip Tide, Ultra-Glide (2013)
   Tropical Warning (2013)
   17. Tiger Shrimp Tango (2014)
   18. Shark Skin Suite (2015)
   19. Coconut Cowboy (2016)
   20. Clownfish Blues (2017)
   21. The Pope of Palm Beach (2018)
   22. No Sunscreen for the Dead (2019)
   23. Naked Came the Florida Man (2020)
   24. Tropic of Stupid (2021)
   25. Mermaid Confidential (2022)
   26. The Maltese Iguana (2023)
Non fiction show
Tim Dorsey recommends
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (2019)
A B Jewell
"Does for Silicon Valley what Carl Hiaasen did for Florida"
Werewolf Smackdown (2010)
(Felix Gomez, book 5)
Mario Acevedo
"Acevedo is a very disturbed man - and I mean that in the absolute finest sense of the term."
First Contact (2010)
Evan Mandery
"First Contact was love at first sight! What a hilarious ride - the ubersurreal meets The daily Show. I'm now staring at the cosmic calendar waiting for Mandery's next contact."

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Books containing stories by Tim Dorsey
Tampa Bay Noir (2020)
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Colette Bancroft
Florida Happens (2018)
Bouchercon 2018 Anthology
(Bouchercon Anthology)
edited by
Greg Herren

Award nominations
2012 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : When Elves Attack

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