Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey
Genre: Crime Fiction, Humor, Suspense
Series: #4 in the Serge Storms series
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2002
From the publisher:
Ensconced in a lovely tropical villa on idyllic Triggerfish Lane, Jim Davenport anticipates the good life to come. But this isn’t living — it’s Florida and the neighborhood is not quite what it seems. It’s got overly aggressive Little League parents, drug-free Rastafarians, homicidal hookers, unnatural sex and casual violence. Oh, yes, and there’s a psychopathic serial killer-cum-Sunshine-State folklorist named Serge A. Storms living directly across the street. So it’s only a matter of time before Jim up and actually kills somebody …
It’s been a while since I read a Serge Storms book from Tim Dorsey and it was just the kind of lunacy I was in the mood for. I have always described this series as Pulp Fiction takes Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride through Florida and this fourth volume is absolutely all that and more.
When Jim Davenport moves his family to Triggerfish Lane in Tampa he thinks it’s because the transfer is good for both his family and his career as a corporate consultant. Well not quite.
It’s always bad when the psychotic and off his meds Serge Storms appears to be the voice of reason in the chaos. While this is the fourth book in the series it’s a jump backwards in time and a chance for Dorsey to bring back some characters.
Insanity prevails when it turns out that pretty much everyone who lives on Triggerfish Lane is in trouble with the law or flat out crazy.
Add in a crazed man who blames Jim for losing his job and things get ever weirder and more violent.
Along the way Serge give the most awesome college commencement speech ever.
This is violent stuff but in such a darkly humorous way that it just makes me laugh.