Monday, September 22, 2008

Less Than Dead by Tim Downs


Fans of CSI and Criminal Minds, get ready for a treat! The "Bug Man's" back and he's causing lots of trouble! The "Bug Man's" back, and in this one he's seeing double!

In his fourth trip to my reading table, the "Bug Man", Nick Polchak is returning for more criminal investigation and he's wittier and weirder than ever.

"Less Than Dead" a construction worker uncovers a grave that holds a extra dead body. That perks up the interest of the local authorities. When a SECOND double grave turns up, that grabs the interest of the FBI.

That's when Nick gets called in. To fans, he's known as the "Bug Man"--the literary version of a CSI. A forensic entomologist--searching for the bugs who'll lead him to the dead, and help him find out how they died.

But in "Less Than Dead", Endor holds more than double graves--it's also the place where the witch lives. The what?? A young woman in seclusion on a hill, who talks with dogs and only comes out at she truly a witch?

Leave it to Nick to get to the bottom of this mystery, as well as find the answers to:

Who hid these bodies in the graveyard? How many of them will Nick and his team find? Can the discover the identity of the killer--will the dead give up their secrets to Dr. Polchak?

Tim Downs writes about the most gruesome of the forensic sciences with style and finesse. His eccentric Dr. Polchak is so easy to love and hate at the same time, and the character's sense of comic sarcasm is finely honed in this latest installment of the "Bug Man" books.

You know it's going to be a good story by Tim Downs when you can't read it while you're eating! Filled with details of cadaver dogs and their training, this may be the most 'delicious' excursion with Dr. Polchak yet!

I'm giving "Less Than Dead" five out of five bookmarks, with a white towel in a plastic bag for a charm. Pick up your copy and find out why fans are eager for more of their beloved bug-eyed "Bug Man"!

Happy Reading!



CherryBlossomMJ said...

Tell me how this one is if you haven't read any of the others. Does it still have the benefits of a good read, or does it find you lacking?

C.J. Darlington said...

I'm reading this right now! Nick is cracking me up!

SmilingSally said...

sounds good.

The Bookworm said...

this sounds like an interesting read, great review!

Tarasview said...

I just got this book in the mail- I didn't realize it was part of a series. Will it matter that I haven't read any of the series yet?

kalea_kane said...

Great review! I love CSI types of stories. :)