Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NICK OF TIME by Tim Downs

Warning: Do not read this book in libraries, around sleeping children, or when playing hide and seek. It will have you laughing out loud as you cheer on the Bug Man! I've said time and time again that protagonist Nick Polchak is one of the funniest and most memorable fictional characters you will ever come across.

Although his wedding is only days away, forensic entomologist Nick Polchak can't seem to put aside his work, especially when it comes to solving the murder of a close friend. Hot on the trail of a killer, Nick relies on his understanding of bugs and how they interact with decomposing bodies to find clues other investigators have missed - and in doing so, he unearths secrets from an old cold case.

However, his dedication to all things bugs will cause his fiancĂ©e to question his dedication to her. And when Nick is missing in action, she follows Nick to the Poconos with three of her highly trained tracking and cadaver dogs. Hilarity ensues, and a well written mystery follows.

This is Tim Down's sixth Bug Man mystery, and I've loved them all. Except for an occasional simile or metaphor that tries too hard, this book is a great mystery just in time for the summer. I hope Tim Downs continues to write this fun series.

4 out of 5

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishes as part of their blogger review program. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use and Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."