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The rat began to gnaw the rope / C. W. Grafton ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger.

Grafton, C. W. (Cornelius Warren), 1909-1982 (author.). Klinger, Leslie S., (editor,, writer of introduction,, writer of supplementary textual content.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Library of Congress crime classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library M GRA (Text) 78551000550607 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781464212987
  • ISBN: 1464212988
  • Physical Description: xiv, 280 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Naperville, IL : Poisoned Pen Press, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope follows Gil Henry, a Kentucky lawyer who begins investigating a stock fraud and winds up investigating a murder. When Ruth McClure approaches Gil and asks him to investigate the stock she inherited from her father, he reluctantly agrees, never expecting to be embroiled in scandal, subterfuge, and murder. But the more he digs the deeper the manipulation scheme goes, and it becomes unclear whether Gil will find a way out. In this portrait of pre-WWII America, this exceptional mystery combines fast-paced plotting and a breezy writing style with C.W. Grafton's thorough knowledge of the law. Grafton was also one of the first to add humor to the hard-boiled style of Hammett and Chandler."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Securities fraud > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Kentucky > Fiction.
Kentucky > Fiction.
United States > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)

Series Information

Library of Congress crime classics.

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