Interview with Tim Dorsey, author of 'Shark Skin Suite'

February 11, 2015 1:06 PM

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You don't have to look hard in Tim Dorsey's latest novel to find references to prime Florida weirdness. The voracious African land snails and the aggressive iguanas and the elusive Burmese pythons and the terrifying barracudas that launch themselves out of the water into your boat are right there in chapter one. Even the giant eyeball that washed ashore makes an appearance (if you are reading this and do not live in this state, just Google "giant Florida eyeball" and you'll see what I mean).

This is the way it should be. Dorsey's 18th novel, "Shark Skin Suite" (Morrow, $26.99), carries on the author's tradition of building an outrageous novel on the bedrock of crime, corruption and mayhem, viewed through the murderous but not entirely unjust eyes of madman and Florida history buff Serge...

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