Friday, May 13, 2011

Rick 's Reviews

At first I thought that we should have more of a focus on "women friendly" books in honor of Mother's Day, but then I realized that I am a woman and I am a big fan of Tim Downs.  Besides, Mother's Day has come and gone. Mystery + forensic entomology + wit = great read. Rick is the pastoral consultant for our store and he is also an avid reader. I tell him only to review books for this blog that he really really likes.  And he really really likes Tim Downs' books.


NICK OF TIME  by Tim Downs
This is the sixth in a series called "BUG MAN" -- about a forensic entomologist.... a scientist who specializes in the ways bugs interact with dead bodies. In spite of the grim circumstances of Nick Polchak's profession, this character is a hoot! His off hand humour and single minded approach makes for very entertaining reading.

This sixth installment is no exception. It is funny, absorbing, engaging and insightful. The reader cannot help but chuckle as Nick stumbles toward marriage, while solving crimes.
I loved it!

Although you get better character development if you read the books in order: Shoofly PieChop Shop, First the Dead, Less Than Dead, Ends of the Earth, then Nick of Time, they are all very good if read independently.
~~Rick

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