"Paint the Town Red" is the second in the Wilcox series, but feels like the earliest. Set in 1929, it takes place just before the Great Crash. An old flame from Carl's past, Eleanor, is staying at the Wilcox hotel. Carl has to run it because his parents were in a bad car accident, and are still recovering. Soon, everyone from G-Men, to Chicago gangsters think Carl knows where some missing money is. It is up to Carl to find the missing money before he gets killed. Good story, with enough for most mystery fans. It really does feel like 1929 South Dakota.