Shoofly Pie & Chop Shop: 2 Bugman Novels in 1  -     By: Tim Downs
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Shoofly Pie & Chop Shop: 2 Bugman Novels in 1

Howard Books / 2009 / Paperback

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* It's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . the Bug Man? In Shoofly Pie, forensic entomologist Nick Polchak helps a bank executive find a murderer while battling a flesh-eating fly. And in Chop Shop, bungled autopsies, unexplained wounds, and maggots reveal the truth behind suspicious allegations---but will Nick live long enough to tell someone? 592 pages, softcover from Howard.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 592
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1439136157
ISBN-13: 9781439136157
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

In 2003, the Shoofly Pie introduced an intriguing and unique detective: forensic entomologist Nick Polchak. So popular did Polchak become that author Tim Downs has now published five Bug Man novels. And now for the first time: the first two Bug Man novels under one cover.

Shoofly Pie
Within minutes of a murder, the first fly arrives at the scene. Soon there are hundreds, then thousands, and each one knows the victim's story...

Thirty-year-old Kathryn Guilford turns to Dr. Nick Polchak, the Bug Man, to help her learn the truth about the apparent suicide of her longtime friend and onetime suitor. Polchak introduces her to a mysterious world of blood-seeking flies and flesh-eating beetles. But there's a problem...

Kathryn Guilford has a pathological fear of insects.

Now she must confront her darkest fears to unearth a decade-long conspiracy that threatens to turn her entire world upside down.

Chop Shop
Young Dr. Riley McKay has worked hard toward her career in pathology. But her promising future is threatened when suspicious activities -- bungled autopsies, concealed evidence, and unexplained wounds -- incriminate her supervising pathologist at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh, Dr. Nathan Lassiter. When Riley is ignored by her seniors and threatened by Dr. Lassiter, she turns in desperation to Dr. Nick Polchak, the Bug Man, to help her uncover the truth.

From a handful of tiny maggots, Nick and Riley begin to unearth the facts...

The flies on the wall can talk.

Forensic entomologist Nick Polchak is listening.

Author Bio

Tim Downs is a professional speaker and writer and has worked as a nationally syndicated cartoonist for fourteen years. His first book, Finding Common Ground, was awarded the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association's prestigious Gold Medallion Award. He has coauthored two other works of nonfiction with his wife, Joy. Tim and Joy are on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and live in Cary, North Carolina, with their three children.

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    This is such a fun series. I gave this as a gift I enjoyed them so much. I look forward to reading the latest one. Nick is very entertaining and funny.
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    December 10, 2009
    James Bisch
    I have enjoyed all of Tim,s books and these were the same. They hold my interest and it,s hard to put down.
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    Valerie Edwards
    Awesome reads. Hard to put down. It was great to read something as realistic as this and not have to read inuendoes and four letter works all the time. Hats off for coming up with mysteries that clean and the whole family can enjoy.
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