Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey
A Novel

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“Dorsey differs from writers such as Carl Hiassen, James Hall, and Elmore Leonard…These guys fire bullets. Dorsey makes sure his gun is filled with hollow-point.”
Sarasota Herald Tribune

Readers who can’t get enough of lovable serial killer Serge A. Storms can rejoice. He’s back in Electric Barracuda—the latest outrageous romp through the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey, master of the zany crime thriller. This time Serge is a fugitive running from the police, and murder and mayhem have never been more over-the-top hilarious. Tim Dorsey’s Electric Barracuda is not to be missed. The Miami Herald put it best: “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.”


About Tim Dorsey

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Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of fourteen novels: Pineapple Grenade, Electric Barracuda, Gator A-Go-Go, Nuclear Jellyfish, Atomic Lobster, Hurricane Punch, The Big Bamboo, Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, and Torpedo Juice. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
Published January 25, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 533 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Instead of attending to them, Serge is planning his Fugitive Tour, billed on his website as the best way to experience Florida’s least-known attractions, like the museum in remote Chokoloskee Island or the Rod and Gun in Everglades City, where guests stay in cottages to protect the dark-paneled m...

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Book Reporter

As with its 12 predecessors, it sets Storm, literature's most lovable serial killer, and Coleman, his constantly inebriated partner, down at some geographical point in Florida, and let them rip, tailing various assorted and sundry individuals who need killing for one reason or another, even as th...

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New York Journal of Books

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Another is Serge’s passion for classic mystery movies, as Serge says “that uniquely American genre: the Great Chase Movie.” He attempts to replicate the timbre of many classic crime films such as Total Recall, Notorious, The Big Sleep, and especially, The Fugitive.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

For anyone who has never read Tim Dorsey before, reading Electric Barracuda is a bit like jumping into an outdoor pool in the dead of winter.

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Denver Post

"Barracuda" is Dorsey's 13th novel about Florida history enthusiast and serial killer Serge Storms, and it is, like the first 12, a rollicking, satirical, occasionally bloody road trip through the Sunshine State.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Clues and questions mount: Who are all the women being photographed naked in the swamp? What made Coleman draw on his face with magic markers? Where is the cruise-to-nowhere taking its drunk prisoners? <...

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