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Serge A. Storms returns

The world's most lovable serial killer is back, bringing together an Oscar-worthy cast of Sunshine State nut jobs with his insatiable passion for All Things Florida.

During this latest cavalcade of nonstop felonies--from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale to Orlando--Serge finds time to resurrect his obsession with movies, particularly those showcasing his beloved home state. And he wants answers Why aren't more films shot here? How come the ones that are stink so bad? And what's up with filming Florida scenes in California? Then there's the cryptic message from his grandfather, Sergio, telling him to go to Los Angeles to uncover a mysterious secret from the distant past.

It's too much of a coincidence. It's fate.

Naturally, Serge, accompanied by his substance-sustained sidekick, Coleman, must immediately hop a transcontinental flight to straighten out Hollywood once and for all. But, of course, being Serge, his mission is sidetracked by perpetual detours to irresistible celluloid landmarks . . . and intrigue.

Meanwhile, in Burbank, production of what may become the most expensive flop in Tinseltown history is interrupted by the brazen abduction of the female lead.

Meanwhile, a couple of midwestern dreamers head west for their shot at fame--and find it at the center of a celebrity murder investigation.

And even more meanwhile, infamous studio heads Ian and Mel Glick continue to produce juggernaut high-grossing dreck, casting-couch perversion, and cocaine hijinks.

But there's more. Much more.

How is the Japanese mafia involved? The Alabama mafia? Is the castrating cult throwing a membership party? Will Coleman survive his binge at the Belushi hotel? Who can defuse the nuclear bomb? It all comes crashing together in a breathtaking climactic sequence that prompts an enthusiastic Serge to proclaim: Two thumbs way, way up

So come on in and grab a seat. The show's about to start. . . .

Synopsis:

The maniacal serial killer Serge A. Storms goes Hollywood and finds himself caught in a web of murder, mayhem, and kidnapping in this hilarious, sidesplitting novel from the outrageous author of "Torpedo Juice" and "Cadillac Beach."

Synopsis:

His marriage plans fizzled, so Floridaphile serial killer Serge A. Storms is on a new mission: to convince the West Coast movie industry bigwigs to do their business in his beloved Sunshine State. So it's off to Tinseltown with his substance-sustained sidekick, Coleman—to schmooze with craven cokehead producers and visiting Yakuza, who are wrestling to salvage the most disastrous big-budget stinkeroo in the history of celluloid . . . and to radically reduce the rampaging population of true Hollywood slimeballs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061828522
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
General
Author:
Tim Dorsey
Author:
Dorsey, Tim
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
California
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070327
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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Product details 400 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061828522 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The maniacal serial killer Serge A. Storms goes Hollywood and finds himself caught in a web of murder, mayhem, and kidnapping in this hilarious, sidesplitting novel from the outrageous author of "Torpedo Juice" and "Cadillac Beach."
"Synopsis" by , His marriage plans fizzled, so Floridaphile serial killer Serge A. Storms is on a new mission: to convince the West Coast movie industry bigwigs to do their business in his beloved Sunshine State. So it's off to Tinseltown with his substance-sustained sidekick, Coleman—to schmooze with craven cokehead producers and visiting Yakuza, who are wrestling to salvage the most disastrous big-budget stinkeroo in the history of celluloid . . . and to radically reduce the rampaging population of true Hollywood slimeballs.
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