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Tim Dorsey

USA (1961 - )

Tim Dorsey was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of 1, and grew up in a small town about an hour north of Miami called Riviera Beach. He graduated from Auburn University in 1983 with a B.S. in Transportation. From 1983 to 1987, he was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune's Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune's night metro editor and night news coordinator. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time.
Tim Dorsey recommends
Shop Till You Drop
Shop Till You Drop (2003)
(Dead-End Job, book 1)
Elaine Viets
"Elaine Viets' debut Dead-End Job Mystery is a live wire. It's Janet Evanovich meets The Fugitive as Helen Hawthorne takes Florida by storm. Shop no further--this is the one."

First Contact (2010)
Evan Mandery
"First Contact was love at first sight! What a hilarious ride - the ubersurreal meets The daily Show. I'm now staring at the cosmic calendar waiting for Mandery's next contact."

Werewolf Smackdown (2010)
(Felix Gomez, book 5)
Mario Acevedo
"Acevedo is a very disturbed man - and I mean that in the absolute finest sense of the term."

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