The Man Who Was Taller Than God (A Carl Wilcox Novel)

The Man Who Was Taller Than God (A Carl Wilcox Novel)

by Harold Adams
     
 

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One hot July day, Felton Edwards, the tallest and most disliked man in Hope, South Dakota, is found dead. The Mayor hopes to pin the crime on an outsider and hires Carl Wilcox to do the job. But then another body turns up and with it a warning to steer clear. Carl is determined to find out just what is happening.  See more details below

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One hot July day, Felton Edwards, the tallest and most disliked man in Hope, South Dakota, is found dead. The Mayor hopes to pin the crime on an outsider and hires Carl Wilcox to do the job. But then another body turns up and with it a warning to steer clear. Carl is determined to find out just what is happening.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For more than a decade, Carl Wilcox, Adams's Depression-era hero (last seen in The Naked Liar ) has solved cases involving murders and other misdeeds in small South Dakota towns. Having progressed from usual suspect (because of his convict background) to ersatz PI without losing any of his ne'er-do-well charm, Carl is again painting signs, this time in Hope, near his hometown of Corden. After a youngster discovers the murdered body of Felton Edwards, a local known for inveterate womanizing and big-money scheming, Hope's mayor asks Carl to investigate. Stolidly tracing suspects in Hope (``around Corden we just called it Hopeless'') and nearby Edenberg, Carl encounters the usual complement of beautiful women, including a stunning redhead who proves crucial to the solution. Though unexceptional in plot and presentation, this is comfortable, competent and pleasantly nostalgic crime fiction. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802775542
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Carl Wilcox Mystery Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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