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congratulation to Mr Thomas B Dewey I am a man of few words well written I hope to see your work on the big screen one day I repeat it is that good Kind Regards, Robert Sherriffrobtsherriff871954 gmail.com Synopsis Mac is searching for a missing folk singer At the same time, his client becomes the target of three thieves. A Sad Song Singing by Thomas B DeweyPlotChicago based Private Investigator Mac is hired by a runaway named Cress to find her boyfriend, folk singer, Richie Darden He left Cress holding a suitcase and an oath not to open it, or let anyone else take a peek inside Before long a trio of thugs turn up with a keen interest in the luggage Mac takes Cress on a tour of Illinois seeking out hootenannies and coffee shops where they hope to find clues to the traveling musician s whereabouts and unlock the secret of the dubious suitcase.StrengthsThomas B Dewey is a terrific writer His prose is effective and concise His descriptive passages are adequate to set the mood or tone, without venturing further His focus is on the story and the two main characters Over the course of their travels, readers get to know Mac and Cress through their actions and reactions As in many detective stories of this era 1963 , Mac acts as of a narrator and guide the real protagonist is Cress She s the one with the life lessons to learn and ultimately the one who is changed by the story.By the early 60 s the beat generation had spread across the midwest and poetic folk singers roamed coffee houses searching for an audience and meaning A Sad Song Singing captures some of the culture of the period, just as Bob Dylan was rising to national and international fame.FlawsAlthough there are a number of fist fights and shoot outs, A Sad Song Singing is not an action packed adventure In fact, the thugs are so ineffective you have to wonder how they ever pulled off their previous record of crime in the first place In spite of the somewhat slow progress Mac makes on the mystery, the story manages to hold your attention.BackstoryDewey was a prolific writer He wrote 17 novels featuring Mac and another 9 with Peter Schoefield, in a lighthearted series He also penned eight novels outside of his series work The most famous title of a Mac novel may be The Mean Streets 1954 , but it s unrelated to the Martin Scorsese s 1973 film of the same name.Carroll Graf reprinted several of Dewey s novels in the 80s, including The Brave, Bad Girls, Deadline, A Sad Song Singing, and The Mean Streets.SummaryThis is the 10th novel in the Mac series Dewey s character is a graduate of the altruistic tough guy school of detection but he manages to think in the present, brushing off prejudice and stereotypes A Sad Song Singing is a fascinating look back at the world of struggling folk singers in early 60s Illinois A four star read. A good, well written mystery, particularly interesting because it was written in the early sixties and concerns the folk music movement Character of the young woman is particularly well drawn. &EPUB ⇴ A Sad Song Singing ⇖ Best Ebook, A Sad Song Singing By Thomas B Dewey This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book A Sad Song Singing, Essay By Thomas B Dewey Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You