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The Madrone Tree
The Madrone Tree
Author: David Duncan
ISBN: 109484
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 230
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: The MacMillan Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Duncan's mystery is set among the giant redwoods of the west coast, in an isolated town dominated by a saw mill and a fanatical preacher. The setting is interesting, and the writing is fluid. The mystery is satisfying, and so is the pyschological analysis of some of the characters involved.

I loved these golden age mysteries, but had never heard of Duncan, until reading a positive review of his Shade of Time in a book of Anthony Boucher's 1940's book reviews. He's virtually unknown today, but this book provided me with a few hours of entertainment in an unusual setting.
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I couldn't get into this book, so I put it down after the first 60 or so pages. :(