The title of Tim Dorsey’s latest novel is “Gator a-go-go”. It was published in 2010.
All of Tim Dorsey’s novels have been set in Florida, and this one is no exception. The concept is that Serge and Coleman (aka “Captain Florida & Lord of the Binge”) participate in “Spring Break” for the purpose of creating a video documentary of the annual event.
Along the way Serge metes out justice, and Coleman provides comic relief.
A sticker on the book spine says “Mystery”. One of the testimonials on the back cover calls Tim Dorsey “the undisputed king of the comic crime novel”. I think “comic crime novel” is a more accurate description of the genre than “mystery”.
I have to warn everyone that there are plenty of F-Bombs and other potentially offensive words and activities included here, as in all of Tim Dorsey’s novels. I was certainly not offended in the least.
The action occurs in Panama City, Daytona Beach, and Fort Lauderdale with plenty of other locations included. Some of the action takes place at a place called “The Alligator Arms”. Many historical references are presented.
I have been waiting for the release of this book for some months now, and it was well worth the wait. I found myself pleasantly amused by the reading. It brought many smiles.
I recommend this one very highly. It’s a treasure.