Raggedy Man (Detective Toussaint Mystery #1)

Raggedy Man Detective Toussaint Mystery Detectives Matthew Toussaint and Missy Owens search through the damp chill of a Portland February morning for clues about the death of a young drifter found under one of the city s many bridges The v

  • Title: Raggedy Man (Detective Toussaint Mystery #1)
  • Author: Clyde Curley
  • ISBN: 9781936672394
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Detectives Matthew Toussaint and Missy Owens search through the damp chill of a Portland February morning for clues about the death of a young drifter, found under one of the city s many bridges The victim Ben Foeller, the errant younger son of Portland s premier dynastic family With the help of Toussaint s bookstore owning brother, Parker, the detectives wade through mDetectives Matthew Toussaint and Missy Owens search through the damp chill of a Portland February morning for clues about the death of a young drifter, found under one of the city s many bridges The victim Ben Foeller, the errant younger son of Portland s premier dynastic family With the help of Toussaint s bookstore owning brother, Parker, the detectives wade through multiple clues to narrow down their river of suspects a drug dealer, an East Coast art collector, a political radical, a used car salesman, and members of Foeller s own family.

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    1. Detective Matt Toussaint is one of Portland, Oregon’s finest. Experienced and dedicated to the job of solving the violent crimes that plague his beloved city, his case clearance rate is one of the best. Because of his success, Toussaint is regularly asked to partner with and train new homicide detectives.As his latest murder investigation begins, he’s been assigned yet another new partner, Detective Missy Owens. Smart and known to be a rising star in the police department, Missy is nonethele [...]

    2. The second half was better than the first. A lot of backstory. Would be interesting to read another by the author.

    3. Wow!A great English teacher I had in high school taught me some meta-level lessons of great literature. Allegory, class structure, duality, referring to great works of the past That great English teacher also had a love of adventure, as his favorite novel of all time was Moby-Dick. At the time of this English class I was sitting in a classroom in Milwaukie, OR—a suburb of this novel's location of Portland. As I read then, it felt as if that great English teacher had written this book! Unmistak [...]

    4. What a great read! The story's location is in Portland Oregon in contemporary time. A murder has taken place, and the cast of characters Curley develops around the victim and the ensuing investigation is very well executed - really it's the core of the story. The characters are both deep and complex - yet their (believable) descriptions and dynamics don't get in the way of the plot at all. Curley really manages to tell a powerfully human story yet still keep the tale firmly anchored in a solid m [...]

    5. Raggedy Man really surprised me. The plot is intricate, with a comfortably familiar progression for anyone who's a fan of cop shows, while still being fresh and compelling. I was most pleasantly surprised to find out that Raggedy Man is not only a mystery novel, but also a literary fugue! All you fans of Aldous Huxley, you will not be disappointed! Some of the characters had very similar voices and that annoyed me at first, until I got far enough to realize what Clyde was doing. The book definit [...]

    6. Ragged Man is a thoroughly enjoyable page-turner, and suitable for a long train ride, a lazy weekend at the beach, or for cozying with by a fire.Curley has created an ensemble of sympathetic and rich characters that are easily recognizable to any long term resident of the Pacific Northwest. The dialogue is clear and understandable, and the scene setting delightfully evocative. This is a well written work by someone who took the time to get it right.Curley nicely fleshes out a fun whodunit with v [...]

    7. I really liked this book! It was written by a friend and my past experiences with books by friends and acquaintances were terrible. The books were unreadable.I liked the way the story meandered with digressions along the way, very unusual for a mystery. I liked the descriptions of the characters, especially their physical characteristics which made it easy for me to visualize them. I found the characters to be multi-dimensional; some of the characters change for the better through the book. Now [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book with its modern day problems among people and some problems as old as time. I look forward to read another book by this author.

    9. One of the best first novels I have read. His characters are believable, the location (Portland, Oregon) is perfect, and the writing is refreshing.

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