Books by Harold Adams

THE FOURTH OF JULY WAKE by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Shorn of the understated period background that frames Adams's trademark hero, Depression-era itinerant Carl Wilcox (Lead, So I Can Follow, 1999, etc.), this decorous hothouse gossipfest lumbers as interminably as the house party from hell."
A year and a half after marrying ex-nurse Sorah, three months after leaving his body to the University of Minnesota Hospital and his fortune to Sorah, P.J. Krueger dies of an apparent heart attack. Read full book review >
LEAD, SO I CAN FOLLOW by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 1999

"Adams's 1930s American Gothic is as gauntly effective as ever, and Carl's bride makes a charming sidekick, but their nuptial case is no more than a tangle of loose ends."
Just because Carl Wilcox is married doesn't mean he's decided to settle down. Read full book review >
NO BADGE, NO GUN by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Adams's greatest challenge may lie ahead, though, if he plans to get rolling-stone Carl to settle down for keeps."
This summer, Carl Wilcox (The Ice Pick Artist, 1997, etc.) is painting signs in Jonesville, South Dakota, when pastor Bjorn Bjornson asks him if he can find out who raped and strangled his teenaged niece, Gwendolen Westcott, in the church basement. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO MISSED THE PARTY by Harold Adams
Released: May 18, 1989

Carl Wilcox—the quasi-reformed ne'er-do-well/sleuth-in-spite-of-himself in Depression-era, Corden, So. Read full book review >