SHOOFLY PIE by Tim Downs, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney
"I am a forensic entomologist . . . . I study the way different
necrophilous arthropods inhabit a body during the process of
decomposition . . . I'm the Bug Man."
When Kathryn Guilford's gut
tells her that Jimmy McAllister's death was not a suicide, she makes a
brazen decision to ignore the system and hire the reclusive, crotchety
Dr. Nick Polchak, known to more than a few as the "Bug Man". She should
have known after their first escapade (breaking and entering a funeral
home?), that teaming with Dr. Polchak was going to be somewhat of an
"off the record" experience, but it would have been impossible to
predict the kinds of answers that she and the nearly blind eccentric
were destined to unearth. . . . . . .
With a style all his own,
this author has used every ingredient necessary to bake this quite
memorable "shoofly pie" of a story.
*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review it.
Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak (a.k.a. the Bug Man) is hired by
thirty-year-old Kathryn Guilford, who is terrified of bugs, to solve her
friend's death. When Polchak stumbles into the mystery of how Kathryn's
husband was killed years earlier, the action kicks into high gear --
and Polchak finds himself on the run with his client from someone who
will do anything to keep a secret.
This fast-paced murder
mystery is more than the typical "Christian fiction;"it is good clean
fun -- on a thrill ride. Biblical values are implicit rather than
explicit, and its fascinating elements provoke thought on a conscience,
consequences, and world-views. But mostly, this book is a sizzler of a
story that will not let you go.
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I love the BugMan stories by Tim Downs! I wish he was still writing.ReplyDelete
Check out Mark Mynheir , too . The Night Watchman series.
When Rebecca mentioned Shoofly Pie, I didn't realize it was part of the BugMan series Which I OF COURSE have heard of. Thanks for bringing it to the Inkwell, Rebecca!ReplyDelete