Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Less Than Dead by Tim Downs

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Less Than Dead

Thomas Nelson (September 9, 2008)


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, was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000. His first novel, Shoofly Pie, was awarded the Angel Award in 2004, and his third novel, PlagueMaker, was awarded the Christy Award for best suspense novel of 2007. First The Dead, the third book in this Bug Man series came out earlier this year.

Tim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Joy.


Some secrets just won't stay buried.
When strange bones surface on a U.S. senator's property, the FBI enlists forensic entomologist Nick Polchak to investigate the forgotten graveyard. Polchak's orders are simple: figure out the mess.

But Polchak, known as the "Bug Man" because of his knowledge of insects and their interaction with the dead, senses darker secrets buried beneath the soil.

Secrets that could derail the senator's presidential bid.

Secrets buried in the history of a quaint Virginia town.

Secrets someone is willing to kill to protect.

With the help of a mysterious local woman named Alena and her uncanny cadaver dogs, Polchak sets out to dig up the truth.

But with a desperate killer hot on his trail, he'll be lucky to wind up anything less than dead.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Less Than Dead, go HERE

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Tim can be reached through the Contact link on his Website

Come and visit some of those posting for this tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Beth at The Write Message
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
C.J. at C.J.
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Elizabeth at Count it All Joy
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Katie at Christian Novels
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Marcia at Writer-lee
Margaret at Creative Madness
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Nicole at Into The Fire
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at His Reading List
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Todd at A Place Called Fiction
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Deena said...

Set to post at 9 AM with a review and a bonus review:-)

Nicole said...

I'm up at Into the Fire.

Rulan said...

Mine are up.

Rel said...

Up down under :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Lori Jolliffe said...


Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. I should have a review up within the next week. I love the Bug Man novels.

Deborah said...

mine's up

Courtney said...

post is up at

Kim said...

I'm up with a review, and there is a terrific interview that will follow on Friday! Come back for a visit!


Jill said...

My post is up at

Tarasview said...

posted the blurb

April Erwin said...

Mine's set to post tomorrow at 12:01 with a review. LOVED this book, I can't wait to see the next one.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted. review to come. once my life is out of the box(es).

Jendi said...

Unexpectedly liked this book. Glad I read it.

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)

Lynetta said...

Mine's up with my short take on it.

Nora St. Laurent said...

posted review to follow

Jason said...

Wow, I'm not at the end! Somewhere in the middle is new territory for me.

Anyway, what a great read! My review is up.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Victoria said...

I'm up.

Cara Putman said...

Loved this book! Tim Downs is a great writer! My review goes up on my blog in the morning and up on Shoutlife now.

Pam said...

Posted with a review at and

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted at

Life is just a bit crazy (wedding plans, terminally ill father-in-law, four speaking engagements in three weeks), so unfortunately I had to just post the standard post -- should be back in sync next week.

AndieJ said...

Mines up! Great book!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is up with a review at Another Road to Ramble!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted a review on the dregs. I loved this book. There may be a Q&A tomorrow. Emphasis on may.

Georgiana said...

I'm up!

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted on Wednesday.

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Mine is posted!

C.J. Darlington said...

I'm up! Great book.

Jim Thompson said...

Nothing special this time, I'm afraid. Just the canned review.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Great book! I'm a new fan. No review yet.

Jasmine said...

I have posted!

Michelle K said...

I posted with a review!

Janna said...

I'm posted with a review and comments on the prior Bug Man novel, First The Dead - really good stuff!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Exciting , I'm off to check out more of Tim Down's books!