Tiger Shrimp Tango (Serge Storms Series #17)

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Determined to save a damsel in distress, Serge Storms, the
Sunshine State’s favorite serial killer, dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper from New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey

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 ...

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Overview

Determined to save a damsel in distress, Serge Storms, the
Sunshine State’s favorite serial killer, dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper from New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey

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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/12/2014
Bestseller Dorsey delivers another joyously funny Florida vacation with his madcap 17th adventure featuring manic serial killer and Florida trivia expert Serge Storms (after 2013's The Riptide Ultra-Glide). Serge is feeling the need to recharge his "idea reservoir for unique ways to dispatch” the deserving scalawags that make Florida the "scam capital of the nation.” Accompanied by his inveterate companion, the always stoned Coleman, and assisted by private eye Mahoney, whose patter is a terrible send-up of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Serge out scams the scammers. Serge bounces around the state visiting such landmarks as the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Legoland, and the Tupperware Museum, offering up his own commentary but never forgetting about the transgressors. Among them are dating bandits, a burglary crew, and hole-in-one insurance operators. Vengeance is delivered in outrageously inventive ways, as innocent materials (e.g., Mentos) are converted into deadly devices. Dorsey's rapid-style delivery and vicious lampoons lance varied targets such as Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, the Occupiers, and trendy restaurants, all within just a few pages. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber. (Feb.)
Bookreporter.com
“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.”
BookLoons.com
“Another quirky plot that will make you laugh out loud... All of Tim Dorsey’s books have been a delight, but I think this one is at the head of the pack.”
ReviewingTheEvidence.com
“Tim Dorsey balances the right blend of crime, mystery, humor and zaniness to a very special and engaging effect.”
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
“Wild; lovingly violent; and very, very clever.”
The Oklahoman
A fun book to read. The workings of Serge’s mind is a wondrous thing.
Library Journal
09/15/2013
Florida booster and serial killer Serge Storms goes on an outrageous road trip to rescue a young woman who has disappeared after a particularly noxious scam. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-06
A rare burst of focus sets Serge Storms (Riptide Ultra-Glide, 2013, etc.) straight on the path of a band of South Florida scam artists. With its fertile fields of kitschy history, South Florida is a grifter's dream. In a land that boasts roadside attractions like Gatorland and the Tupperware Confidence Center, nothing seems beyond belief. Still, Florida native South Philly Sal likes to start small. First it's Gustave and Sasha, his gigolo and gigolette, decoying suckers into trendy bistros that serve molecular cuisine while Sal's operatives burgle their bungalows. Then there's Uncle Cid, who sells the same Corvette over and over, only to steal it back from under the noses of the poor schlubs who just signed the papers. Sal's henchman, Omar, and his diminutive henchwoman, Piper, fleece thousands posing as a cancer-afflicted boy and a father who can't afford his son's treatment. And Sal mixes larceny with a little old-fashioned mischief, phoning hotel patrons en masse with fake poison-gas threats and rifling their room as they stream naked onto the street covered in fire-extinguisher foam. Naturally, these hijinks irk the vigilante in Serge, who goes after the perpetrators with the help of his stoned-out pal, Coleman, and an assortment of homebrewed chemical combinations Mr. Wizard never told you about. Dorsey's 17th is as antic as ever, but his straight-arrow plotting deprives readers of the fun of figuring out just what the hell is going on.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482991536
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Serge Storms Series , #17
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 8
  • Sales rank: 791,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey is a former newspaper reporter and the author of multiple bestselling novels. His works include Florida Roadkill, Electric Barracuda, Pineapple Grenade, and Orange Crush, among others. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a police and courts reporter for the Alabama Journal and a night metro editor for the Tampa Tribune. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie and Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.

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  • Posted February 2, 2014

    If you haven't read any of Tom Dorsey's books you don't know wha

    If you haven't read any of Tom Dorsey's books you don't know what you're missing so I'll tell you...it's fast moving...entertaining...full of hilarious antics and lunatics you wouldn't believe...give me more of Serge Storms!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Great fun

    You'll love it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    I WANNA RP NIGHTKIT

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2014

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    Serge Storm is forever on some sort of crusade, this time, as em

    Serge Storm is forever on some sort of crusade, this time, as employed by private detective Mahoney and assisted by his drugged-up alcoholic sidekick Coleman, he roams Florida removing perpetrators of various types of fraud against the Sunshine State’s inhabitants. Apparently, in this once again far-out but amusing novel, Serge (and Mahoney) discover a gang with several participants specializing in diverse types of frauds.

    The scams range from the “Dating Bandit,” who occupies the mark while confederates clean out his or her home of its contents, to readers of obituaries who remove valuables and other items from the insides of the dwellings of the grieving relatives attending the funeral. Of course, as varied as the scams are, so are the techniques Serge uses to punish the culprits.

    Serge is still recoiling from the assassination of his beloved Felicia, and this past misfortune enters into the conclusion of this adventure, as we learn that the same assassin is aiming for Serge this time.

    As always from this author a fun story, “Tiger Shrimp” is recommended.

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    Posted July 25, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Matt

    Sticks his 7in d*ck in Ashleys mouth. "Suck it! Blow me away!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    John

    Smiled

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Great summer read

    The. Book is a fun summer read. I found myself laughing out load and sharing the fun parts with my wife. I looking forward to reading another book. Would highly recommend .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    To below

    No actually athena (the wisdom goddes) had an owl and artimess (goddes of the hunt/moon) had a white wolf

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Survival-chapter two.

    I cried about my parents. My dogs. My best friend. My cousins. My relatives. All dead except for my uncle Jerry. I hated uncle Jerry. The wolf licked my cheek. I stroked her back. "Aretimis.." I named her Aretimis after the goddess, Aretimis's wolves. "Sara!" I moaned hearing uncle Jerry. I stroked Aretimis's head and stalked off to my uncles house. "Sara!!" He yelled again. He sounded angry. Thats no good sign. Think of a shark. Your in the water with it. Say uncle jerrys the shark. Hes about to bite your face off. Thats how he acts when hes mad. "What did you do?" He growled sopping wet. "Umm. Er.. nothing." I aswered plastering an innocent look on my face. "I kn you did this, Sara!" He yelled in my face. ((Next part next res.))

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    To TigerHawk

    Could you please post an ad for RainClan? We are part of the Original Pact Clans and we're dying out. We are now located at 'Rainy Days' result three. Leader: EmberStar, Deputy: StormyAsh. EmberStar went missing so StormyAsh is temorary Leader.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    To tigerhawk

    I have a few.<br>
    <p>
    1. Darkpack at conclude res 2. We need deltas and betas plus two pups need rping. A voy and a girl.<br>
    <p>
    2. Five kits needig role players at darkclan, dark wizard res one.<br>
    <p>
    3. Darkclan at dark wizard result one.<br>
    <p>
    4. She beeding a mate, can be found at rainclan, her name is mistysong, and she is pregnant with her forcematers kits. She is misty gray, with a kind smile and glittering greeb eyes. Thanks!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    This book is 288 pages long. The first 280 are horrible and you

    This book is 288 pages long. The first 280 are horrible and you can just simple pass over them and not miss a beat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    To tigerhawk

    Any kits to rp? Post at kit result 1!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    To tigerhawk

    Sandclan ads please sandy point firdt res...but the deputy is Shadowflame not Dustclaw :) hes co deputy

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    To Tigerheart

    Please post an ad for StormClan at 'guacamooole' (no typo) result 2. Led by Froststar, needs a deputy, med cat, and everything else! Thanks!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    To Tigerhawk

    I am a loner named Lakeflower. I would like a mate. I used to be a clan cat, then l was forcemated and i'm pregnant with kits. I need a tom to protect me and my kits and someone l can love. I will not tell where l live, i will just say that you can find me often at 'erin hunter' in the first two results, hunting, in the morning and at midday and evening. I am pale brown with black stripes and blue eyes.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    To Tigerhawk

    Post an add about Sparkclan please." Join Sparkclan at sparks result one. An active deputy is needed."

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    To tigerhawk

    Please advertise for dawnclan at res. 2 of daybreak

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    To Tigerhawk ~ Emberstar

    I need you to please help me Advertise Emberclan. I am locked out of all Erin Hunter books. It's horrible. Emberclan is now located at 'burning embers' result one and everyone that has joined is active. Deputy Applicatio at result seven. Thanks! ~ Emberstar

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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