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The Resource Murder in Mount Holly, Paul Theroux

Murder in Mount Holly, Paul Theroux

Label
Murder in Mount Holly
Title
Murder in Mount Holly
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Title variation
Murder in Mt. Holly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors, both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960s weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. During the time of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, Herbie Gneiss is forced to leave college to get a job. His income from the Kant-Brake toy factory, which manufactures military toys for children, keeps his chocolate-loving mother from starvation. Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran of three wars, also works at Kant-Brake. When Herbie is drafted, Mr. Gibbon falls in love with Herbie's mother and they move in together at Miss Ball's rooming house. Since Herbie is fighting for his country, Mr. Gibbon feels that he, too, should do something for his country and convinces Miss Ball and Mrs. Gneiss to join him in the venture. They decide to rob the Mount Holly Trust Company because it is managed by a small dark man who is probably a communist. There are some complications
Summary
It's 1960s America, and Herbie Gneiss is forced to leave college to get a job. Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran of three wars, works with Herbie at Kant-Brake toy factory. When Herbie is drafted, Mr. Gibbon feels that he, too, should do something for his country; and so he decides to rob the Mount Holly Trust Company..
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10014085
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Factories
  • Bank robberies
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Murder in Mount Holly, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Alan Ross, 1969
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 148 pages
Isbn
9780802126047
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • 1/564360
  • PWmBRO
Label
Murder in Mount Holly, Paul Theroux
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Alan Ross, 1969
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 148 pages
Isbn
9780802126047
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • 1/564360
  • PWmBRO

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