Tim Dorsey, a former police and courts newspaper reporter who became a well-known author known for his crime-comedy novel series starring Serge A. Storms, passed suddenly at the age of 62.
Author of twenty-six novels, Dorsey passed away on Sunday, according to Danielle Bartlett, the publicity director at HarperCollins’ William Morrow.
Cause of death-
As of now, the cause of death has not been disclosed.
As of 2023, Dorsey had an estimated net worth of around $5 million.
Tim Dorsey was born on January 1, 1961.
American novelist Tim Dorsey was well-known for his lighthearted and irreverent series about the mentally ill vigilante Serge A. Storms, who travels Florida’s roads and alleys in search of justice and to set right wrongs. “Florida Roadkill,” Dorsey’s 1997 debut novel, served as the catalyst for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Serge A. Storms series. In the course of the series, Dorsey wrote over 20 novels. His writings have been translated into 20 languages and have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
His stories clearly depict their locales, which are populated with eccentric, larger-than-life characters. Though not for everyone, Dorsey’s books have a dedicated fan base who enjoy the way they combine humor and social critique in a unique way.
In addition to books, Dorsey wrote a great deal of screenplays and short stories. He was a regular on radio and television, and he actively participated in literary festivals. He also mentored prospective writers by imparting his knowledge through creative writing workshops. Beyond his written works, Tim Dorsey has had a lasting impression on the literary community and others he mentored and taught.
Some top Tim Dorsey books include Florida Roadkill (1999), Triggerfish Twist (2002), The Stingray Shuffle (2003), Torpedo Juice (2005), and Hurricane Punch (2007).
Wife and children-
Dorsey was married to Janine Dorsey. They had two daughters – Erin Appleton-Dorsey and Kelly Dorsey.