Holy smokes, do I like this guy!
A patron of mine recommended SHOOFLY PIE by Tim Downs (Howard Publishing Co., c2003, ISBN 1-58229-308-2) to me. I thought I'd take a look...
The next day as I was closing the book up, I decided I had to find the rest of the books in this series featuring Dr. Nick Polchak aka THE BUGMAN.
Dr. Polchak is a forensic entomologist or one who studies bugs and how they relate to the death of another. He's kind of like Grissom on CSI but with the sense of humor of Dr. House on HOUSE (which I LOVE!)
This book starts with four childhood friends, three boys and one girl. All three boys were in love with her but she only married one. One boy died during the war. Another has just turned up dead and she's hired the Bugman to help her solve the case. There are a lot of interesting facts about bugs - if you're into that kind of thing - and how they effect the dead and how the dead effect them. In the bookstores it's listed as a Christian Fiction book, but I think that may only be because of the lack of strong language. I'm telling everyone I know to try this book. I want Tim Downs to continue with this series for a long time.
Holcum County, North Carolina, 1975
Zachary Sloan stepped out of the Rayford ABC Package Store and walked to the bed of his primer-gray Ford pickup.