Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shoofly Pie - A Great Mystery Read - Christian Author, To Boot

Just read it! How's that for a review. There is no way to describe this book, the first in a series by Tim Downs. It is just that unusual. On the one hand, you could say it was written for 10-25 year old males, in that so much of the content is about bugs. Uh huh, bugs. This is the story of a guy who cracks murders using maggots and such (think CSI with a very narrow focus.)

On the other hand, there is a great love story to attract the ladies and those men who like love stories (o.k. that's me. I even watch Lifetime Channel.) The mystery aspect is outstanding. Tim Downs is always leading you along and usually astray. Suspense, too.

But the best part is that this book is REALLY well written. Powerful characters and word pictures bring the story and the folks alive. Hero, Dr. Nick Polchak, the bug man, has a winning wit and weird personality (makes sense in his line of work.)

There's a bit of Christian content weaved into the story line, but if you weren't looking for it, you wouldn't probably even be aware of that part. However, the Christian heart is there for sure.

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So, my birthday is coming up. I have Shoofly Pie and Tim Downs's second book Chop Shop. But there are others I'd love to own.

P.S. My 16-year-old son loved it also. Here is one you can suggest to your teen boy to get him reading.

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