Friday, July 5, 2013

The Evolution of the Mystery Genre

Shoofly Pie


Tim Downs

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.

Tim Downs

Tim Downs is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. After graduation in 1976 he created a comic strip, Downstown, which was syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate until 1986. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred major newspapers worldwide. His first book, a work of non-fiction, Finding Common Ground was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000, and his third novel, PlagueMaker, was awarded the Christy Award for best CBA suspense novel of 2007. He is best know for his “Bug Man” series of novels featuring forensic entomologist Dr. Nick Polchak.

Downs is also the founder of the Communication Center, a communication training and consulting ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Downs lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.

Novels by Tim Downs:

Nick of Time

Wonders Never Cease

Ends of the Earth

Less than Dead

First the Dead

Head Game


Chop Shop

Shoofly Pie

1 comment:

  1. I've read every novel Tim Downs has written, except Wonders Never Cease, which is sitting on my book shelf waiting to be read. With the witty dialogue, quirky characters--especially Nick--and plot twists, his books are a delight to read.