Tropic of Stupid (Paperback)
Serge Storms is a lover of history, so he's decided to investigate his own using one of those DNA services. Excited to construct a family tree, he and his perpetually stoned friend Coleman hit the road in Florida to meet his kin.
But as the old saying goes, the apple doesn't fall far... Serge is thrilled to discover he may be related to a notorious serial killer who's terrorized the state for twenty years and never been caught. Which one of his newfound relatives will be the one to help him hunt down this deranged maniac? Serge doesn't know that a dogged investigator from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also hot on the trail.
Then Serge meets a park ranger who's also longing to make a family re-connection. But all is not as it appears on the surface, and Serge's newfound friendship in the mysterious swamps of Florida may lead to deadly results.
Finding his own relatives has made Serge understand the importance of family. Of course he'll do anything to help...
What people are saying about Serge Storms:
"Over-the-top, off-the-wall, too-much-is-never-enough, Florida insanity was never described so authentically and with such enthusiasm."
"Humor really doesn't get better than this. Dorsey has a style all to his own that is simply not replicated anywhere."
"Serge and Coleman are a match made in heaven and I am still laughing ... truly a great read and I can't wait to delve into more of Dorsey's work."
"This is Pulp Fiction on steroids with an acid tab chaser. There is insanity on every page and every page is a good time. Twists and turns, and some of the most creative homicidal mayhem I have ever read."
"... for pure pleasure and entertainment you just can't beat the maniacal style of the Serge Storm series."
"Hilarious. ... Serge Storms is, hands down, one of the most original and just-plain-captivating characters in modern crime fiction." Booklist
"Entertaining ... funny ... irreverent and loving at the same time ... Dorsey] leaves the reader gasping for breath." Washington Post Book World
"The characters in Tim Dorsey's raucous novel would be shot on sight in any other state." The New York Times Book Review
"Excellent ... I almost exploded with laughter as I read Dorsey's novel. It's manic, hysterical, and puts Dorsey well up there with the cream of comic writers who seem to have made Florida the centre for satirizing America in the 21st century." Independent
"Twisted hilarity ... a compelling page-turner ... Tim Dorsey is one sick bunny." Belfast News Letter