Riding the storm with a Serge

Fancy some thrills and some laughs? No, Weekender is not propositioning you (although we could be swayed, you look lovely in that outfit. Have you lost weight?) but we are letting you know about a groovy event coming up. 

The undisputed king of the comic crime novel is coming back to Books & Books, we’re told. Not our words, the words of the Providence Journal.  

After leaving everyone in stitches with his hilarious presentation at the Camana Bay bookstore last March, Tim Dorsey returns to share the 16th instalment in his New York Times bestselling Serge Storms series, The Riptide Ultra-Glide, on Thursday, 3 January at 7pm. 

In this latest laugh-riot thriller, gloriously unrepentant yet endearingly lovable Florida serial killer Serge Storms comes to the rescue of a Midwestern couple who aren’t finding the Sunshine State quite as charming as he does. 

When newly unemployed Wisconsinites Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide a vacation in Florida is just what they need to put life back on the right track, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise.  

Luckily, charismatic (and crazy) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure in this outrageous crime thriller that Tim Dorsey fans won’t soon forget. 

It’s always a wild ride when Dorsey’s at the wheel, and with The Riptide Ultra-Glide he delivers his most explosively hilarious Serge/Coleman escapade to date, it says here. We ain’t gonna argue none.  

Anysprig, we grabbed the Dorseymonster for a few quickfire quiz questions quite quickly qause we quould. 

Seems the new book is another wild ride – is that how you think of your career? 

Actually more like a boxer in the late rounds just reacting to punches. 


Where and how do you get your ideas and inspirations? 

Easy, I read the Florida newspapers. Also, I stay in budget motels and people-watch. 


What would Serge make of Cayman? 

Since he loves Florida, he definitely loves Cayman. It’s like Florida concentrated, with different street signs. 


What can we expect from your appearance here? 

Not your typical author appearance. I’m willing to do whatever the audience wants. Except sing. They don’t want that. 


What are your New Years resolutions as a writer and personally? 

Keep cranking out the books to avoid an honest living. Personally, I’d like to acquire more tropical shirts. 


Are you working on the next sequel? 

I’m in the last draft right now. It involves a daisy chain of scam artists, which means it’s a documentary about the state. 


The free event takes place on Thursday, 3 January at 7pm at Books & Books, Camana Bay. 

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