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

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

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The rat began to gnaw the rope
Title
The rat began to gnaw the rope
Statement of responsibility
C. W. Grafton ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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1909-1982
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Grafton, C. W.
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3513.R1457
LC item number
R3 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Klinger, Leslie S.
Series statement
Library of Congress crime classics
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  • Securities fraud
  • Murder
  • Kentucky
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The rat began to gnaw the rope, C. W. Grafton ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger
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"The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope was first published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1943. A notation in the Library of Congress's first edition copy states it is a 'war edition,' meaning the novel's complete text appears at reduced size to comply with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board during World War II."--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9781464212987
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: PAP
Lccn
2019056962
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)on1112422158
  • (OCoLC)1112422158
  • 2501316
  • (OCoLC)on1112422158
  • (OCoLC)1112422158
Label
The rat began to gnaw the rope, C. W. Grafton ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope was first published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1943. A notation in the Library of Congress's first edition copy states it is a 'war edition,' meaning the novel's complete text appears at reduced size to comply with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board during World War II."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9781464212987
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
2019056962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1112422158
  • (OCoLC)1112422158
  • 2501316
  • (OCoLC)on1112422158
  • (OCoLC)1112422158

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