Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator by Josh Berk

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But Guy's narrative voice also tends toward the hormonal, and often crude.
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Guy Langman can't be bothered with much. But when his friend Anoop wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the (possibly misguided) hopes of impressing some girls, Guy thinks why not.

They certainly aren't expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene they're assigned to collect evidence from. But after some girlish, undignified screaming, the two realize it is indeed a body. Which means they have stumbled across a real, dead murder victim.

Meanwhile, Guy has been looking into the past of his father—a larger-than-life character who recently passed away. He was much older than Guy's mom, and had a whole past Guy never even knew about. Could his father's past and the dead body be linked? Does Guy want to know? He's going to need all his newfound forensics skills to find out . . .


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Josh Berk

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JOSH BERK is the author of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin and Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children, and is a children's services librarian at the Allentown Public Library.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 242 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
Jan 15 2012

It’s only too bad that Berk’s “rules for living” structure uses a stereotypical primitive-tribe trope to contrast with complex first-world humans.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 06 2012

A somewhat thin and disjointed plot is balanced by many laugh-out-loud moments and entertaining interactions between characters, especially Guy’s banter with fellow club member Maureen.

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TheFish.com

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Reviewed by Glenn McCarty on Mar 27 2012

But Guy's narrative voice also tends toward the hormonal, and often crude.

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After the Last Page

Below average
Feb 18 2012

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to give this one an official parental advisory warning.

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