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Tim Dorsey


USA flag (1961 - )

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.
 
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Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2012) : When Elves Attack


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Shop Till You Drop (2003)
(Dead-End Job, book 1)
Elaine Viets
"Elaine Viets' debut Dead-End Job Mystery is a live wire. It's Janet Evanovich meets The Fugitive as Helen Hawthorne takes Florida by storm. Shop no further--this is the one."
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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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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."

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