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Tim Downs

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in St. Louis, The United States


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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 (Calvin & Hobbes, Doonesbury, The Far Side) from 1980 to 1986. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred daily newspapers worldwide. Tim has written seven mystery/suspense novels: Shoofly Pie, Chop Shop, PlagueMaker, Head Game, First the Dead, Less than Dead, and Ends of the Earth. PlagueMaker was awarded the Christy Award for the best CBA mystery/suspense novel of 2006, and Less than Dead was a finalist for the 2009 Christian Book Award in suspense fiction. Tim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Joy. They have three grown children.

Here are the six winners in the Two-Days-Only Nick of Time Book Giveaway:

Thomas Landskron of Cottontown, TN

Kelly Tidwell of Martinsburg, WV

Stephen Ellis of Knoxville, TN

Ruth Ostrander of Sandwich, IL

Troy Tennard of Parsippany, NJ

Paula McCarville of Coleman, WI

Congratulations to all the winners. The publisher will be mailing your books soon. And thanks to everyone who entered!

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Shoofly Pie (Bug Man, #1)

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First the Dead (Bug Man Ser...

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Plague Maker

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Chop Shop (Bug Man, #2)

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Less than Dead (Bug Man Ser...

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Head Game

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Wonders Never Cease

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Finding Common Ground: How ...

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“It's true what they say, you know: if you talk to God, you're religious; but if you hear from God, yor're schizophrenic.”
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“Pete had always been a compulsive organizer, but the man himself was so sociable and friendly that he could seem absentminded at times. Nick was the diametric opposite; his mind was completely organized, but his physical environment was always in chaos.”
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