When Elves Attack by Tim Dorsey
A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State

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“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
Providence Journal

Nobody does Florida weirdness quite like Tim Dorsey! Case in point: When Elves Attack, the New York Times bestselling author’s twisted Christmas present to his legion of adoring fans who can’t get enough of thrill-killer and Sunshine State historian Serge A. Storms, the most endearing psychopath since Dexter. Dorsey offers the perfect antidote for all those sappy feel-good holiday stories with this zany blockbuster extravaganza in which his wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer. More outrageous than Santa Claus in a Speedo, When Elves Attack serves up a Yuletide feast of the “pure gonzo humor” the New York Times Book Review enthusiastically attributes to this fearlessly funny writer. Think Bad Santa and National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, blend in Dorsey’s trademark appetite for destruction, and you’ve got hilarious crime fiction black comedy that anyone would be thrilled to discover stuffed in their Christmas stocking.

 

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 October 25, 2011 by William Morrow. 213 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Roaring into Tampa, Serge has just two wishes: to become a family man like his old friend Jim Davenport, and to Take Christmas Big.

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This small holiday package, the 14th Serge Storms thriller (after Electric Barracuda), packs a satisfyingly large punch of classic Dorsey craziness.

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Book Reporter

WHEN ELVES ATTACK is Tim Dorsey’s Christmas card to his fans, and like the best Christmas-themed books --- David Morrell’s THE SPY WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS comes to mind most immediately --- this is a tale that can be read and enjoyed throughout the entire year.

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Tampa Bay Times

Complicating Serge's efforts is the fact that Jim's wife, Martha, inexplicably doesn't want Serge around after their earlier encounters: "Did I conduct myself badly?

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Bookmarks Magazine

It’s ho, ho, ho time in this hilarious and wacky Florida holiday tale, featuring bighearted psychopath Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman.

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Military.com

Christmas should be about the innocence of children -- and adults reverting to children to rediscover their innocence.

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Star News Online

Think of John Wayne Gacy in his clown suits.) Which, by Serge's somewhat convoluted logic, leads him to move in right next door to the one 100-percent family guy he knows – Jim Davenport, Mr. Buttoned-Down Corporate.

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