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Shoofly Pie

6 Ratings: 4.8
A book by Tim Downs

In a remote county of North Carolina, thirty-year-old Kathryn Guilford receives the news that her long-time friend and one-time suitor is dead. The authorities declare the death as a suicide, but Kathryn is not convinced. In desperation she turns to … see full wiki

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Author: Tim Downs
Publisher: Howard Books
2 reviews about Shoofly Pie
review by . April 24, 2010
Continuing with my addiction to author Tim Downs, I had the library track down and acquire for me the first book in the Bug Man series, Shoofly Pie. The attraction for me is the central character, Dr. Nick Polchak, a man with no social graces what so ever. He has little care for his appearance, less with societal norms. And that captivates me. Adding to his control over me is his dedication to his work, he is a forensic entomologist, that is, he uses the bugs found on and around a dead body to determine …
review by . September 15, 2009
   CSI, body farm, bug fans need to check out this series if they haven't done so.       Nick Polchak is a sarcastic, nearly blind, fearless entomologist that I'm extremely fond of. I read book four (Less Than Dead) and was impressed enough to go back and pick up book one. Before I was halfway done I'd ordered two and three.        Shoofly Pie is well-written, clever and full of fascinating details. Downs has a winner in Nick. The sarcastic …
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