Thursday, April 21, 2011

Delightful Mystery

Nick, a forensic entomologist otherwise known as the Bug Man, is getting married. At least he thinks he is, but he has some reservations. Is he really ready for marriage, or is it just the wedding he dreads? Three days before the wedding, he sets out to find the murderer of his old friend Pete Bondreau. His fiancee is not happy, putting it mildly, about the idea. Being Nick, he gets completely wrapped up in the mystery, but what about his fiancee and the wedding on Saturday?

Nick is a delightful arrogant, egotistical, genius. His dialog sparkles with all the things you'd love to say, but wouldn't dare to the people who annoy you. The plot is suspenseful; the supporting characters well drawn. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. It's a quick read, perfect for a day at the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy afternoon.

I heartily recommend this book. In fact, I will have to check out the other books in the series. In addition to the plot twists there is a lot of interesting information about insects, particularly those found at a crime scene. Altogether a delightful experience.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.