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The Man Who Met the Train
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The Man Who Met the Train (Carl Wilcox #7)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by Mysterious Press (first published 1988)
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Nov 16, 2012 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, what is a 'rawboned' mystery?

My copy of The Man Who Met the Train had a snippet from a review from the Chicago Sun-Times in which they said it was a 'rawboned' mystery. I was intrigued by that characterization and can now report to you what that means.

It means that this mystery is sparsely written - no extravagant detail and most conversations aren't even fully fleshed out. It's a quick and dirty read about some quick and dirty crimes set in two small towns in Depression-era South Dakota.
Joan Schrock
This was a fairly short book, not too much mystery about it, more of a study of a small town and it's warts. easy read.
Jan 12, 2011 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
SETTING: South Dakota
SERIES: #7 of 16
RATING: 3.25
WHY: While on his way to the city, Carl Wilcox stops to rest in Toqueville, South Dakota. There's been a car accident, and he rescues a little girl from the wreckage. He is hired to investigate what caused the accident. Once he's done with that, he's hired to find out why a local genius supposedly committed suicide by train. Surprisingly, there are no widows to bed in this book. The other thing that is missing is Adams' tra
Jan 10, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Interesting time period and portrayal of characters. Always fun to read mysteries solved without the use of modern day investigative means.
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