Cadillac Beach: A Novel

by Tim Dorsey | Humor |
ISBN: 0060556943 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 5/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Book #6 in the Serge Storms series:

Certifiable nutcase Serge Storms and Lenny, his spacey marijuana-addicted sidekick, are back again in Dorsey's sixth screwball crime-spree novel (after The Stingray Shuffle), this time on the trail of a stash of missing gems. As the novel begins, Serge escapes from Chattahoochee, Florida's state psychiatric hospital, and heads for Miami, obsessed with the idea of clearing up the mystery surrounding his grandfather's alleged suicide, which is tied to the legendary dozen diamonds still missing after Murph the Surf's infamous 1964 jewel heist from the Museum of Natural History. Serge's ambitious crusade gets off to an ill-omened start when he awakens the interest of both the mob and the Feds after getting into a graveside altercation with Tony Marsicano, the mob boss who was alone at the deathbed of Rico Spagliosi, a deceased fence reputed to have a part in the jewel heist. In a typical display of off-the-wall buffoonery, Serge starts a specialty Miami tour service, and his first booking is a group of drunken salesmen who, out to play a practical joke on a colleague, mistakenly kidnap Tony, with dire results. Sporadically moving back and forth between time present and nostalgic flashbacks to Miami Beach in the 1960s, the novel chronicles the methodical murders of Serge's grandfather's old cronies as Serge tracks his grandfather's movements at the time of the infamous gem heist and the return of the most famous of the stolen stones. Studded with psychosocial observations and dopey gags, this latest episode of Florida's hottest helter-skelter, hallucinogenic freak show will delight legions of Dorsey fans.

Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Sunday, October 30, 2016
My Review: Finally got around to read this one, this is a fun series, but I read one called Orange Crush and I didn't finish it, there was too much politics in it for my taste, so I took several years off from this series. This one revolved around Serge and Lenny starting a historical Florida travel agency and Serge trying to find out the mystery of Serge's grandfather's death. As always, chaos ensues when Serge is involved.

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Journal Entry 4 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Thanks for the Tim Dorsey books! I've read a few of his and find them to be pretty hilarious.

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