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Book Title: Carolina Skeletons|
The author of the book: David Stout
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780445403369
The size of the: 19.68 MB
Edition: Mysterious Press
Date of issue: June 1st 1989
Read full description of the books Carolina Skeletons:I thought this novel was brilliant. It captured the realism of how black people were treated in the nineteen forties and the scars it left behind forty years later. But more than that, it was the basis of a true story and Stout recreated the tragedy that happened to a young George Stinney Junior.
The characters were well executed,they were consistent and realistic, I thought. They were diverse and varied in manner. Sometimes the characters of books can morph into one big character where they think and feel alike. Not in this novel. Linus was the awkward teenage boy, scared to do something wrong and in the wrong place at the wrong time, his uncle; scarred by demons of his past that have affected his family is a very interesting character, he acts brave but admits he's shaking, he wants to know the truth but unsure of himself. The sheriff and his son are quite similar and while the sheriff was a good guy - he made a huge mistake. Cody was not a likeable man nor was T.J.
The novel truly was a mystery novel with the right amount of tension and intrigue. I was constantly guessing and putting the book down for a moment to understand what a new piece of information meant. It was captivating.
The only issue with this book, I think, was the rather abrupt ending. We did find out what happened though it was mostly speculative and there wasn't a large piece of justice served for the misconduct of Linus Bragg's death, but I suppose that's realistic.
A very good read, one I recommend to mystery readers everywhere.
Read information about the authorDavid Stout (b. 1942) is an accomplished reporter who has been writing mysteries and true crime since the 1980s. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Stout took a job at the New York Times in 1982. He spent nearly twenty-eight years at the newspaper, as a reporter, editor and rewrite man covering national news and sports, and retired in 2009.
Stout began writing his first novel while working at the Times. Based on the true story of a 1940s double-murder for which fourteen year-old George Stinney was controversially executed, Carolina Skeletons (1988) won Stout an Edgar award for best first novel. After two more well-received mysteries, Night Of The Ice Storm (1991) and The Dog Hermit (1993), Stout turned to writing non-fiction. Night Of The Devil (2003) tells the story of famous convict Thomas Trantino, while The Boy In The Box (2008) is an investigation of one of America’s most famous unsolved murders. Since retiring from the Times, Stout has redoubled his work on his next book.
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