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Carolina SkeletonsIn 1944 Linus Bragg a 14 year old black student is accused of killing two white girls and condemned. Linus Bragg an undersized and barely educated 14 year old black boy from a timber mill's shack village follows 2 white girls into the woods driven by urges he cannot understand When the 2 girls are found brutally murdered he becomes the prime suspect Within a matter of months Linus is convicted sentenced to death and electrocuted making him the youngest person ever legally put to death in the United StatesStout based his tale on the true story of a murder and the punishment that followed it A few years ago I saw a documentary about George Stinney the real Linus and I later watched the movie based on the book by Stout It's definitely a story that sticks with you for a whileThe story is in two parts One set in 1944 and the other 40 years later Linus' mixed race nephew James Willop decides to honour a reuest by his mother to try to find out what really happened to the 2 murdered girlsThis is not a great detective novel but it does not try to be I even tried not to look at it as a murder mystery The story illustrates the best and worst of America and is presented as a semi documentary with most of the characters being presented very stereotypicallyI liked Stout's clean writing style but it's not enough to carry this novel

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To the electric chair Forty four years later Bragg's nephew travels to South Carolina to discover. A frustrating novel The first half set in 1944 is a novelization of the George Stinney case George Stinney was a 14 year old black child who was wrongly sentenced to death and executed in South Carolina in 1944 after his jury deliberated for 10 minutes This section is heartbreaking and vivid The second half set in 1988 tells the story of this boy's uncle a reporter who decides to unearth the truth of the case The premise for the second half was promising but the execution is terrible It's full of unbelievable revelations why was Tyrone helping TJ long winded descriptions and irrelevant and banal details why do we need to know everything Willop has for dinner The first half is good enough that I felt compelled to finish the book even though the second half gets so bad that by the time I got to the last few chapters I seriously considered not finishing it even though I only had a few pages left I forced myself to finish it just to find out what happens but of course in addition to being eye rollingly sappy the ending makes no sense TJ can barely walk but he murders two people This book would have been immensely better if the author had just left the first half of the book alone

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review Carolina Skeletons ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ In 1944 Linus Bragg a 14 year old black student is accused of killing two white girls and condemned to the electric chair Forty four years later Bragg's nephew travels to South Carolina to discover the truth and finds himself on the Wanted List and fighting for his own freThe truth and finds himself on the Wanted List and fighting for his own freedom HC Mysterious Press. David Stout won an Edgar for Best First Novel in 1989 for this book An excellent insight into the 1940s in South Carolina Plus a very good mystery