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Murder in Mount Holly

Mysterious Pr: Grove Atlantic. Dec. 2011. ISBN 9780802126047. $22. MYSTERY
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Nope, no trains and no travel, though one can anticipate Theroux's amusingly acid prose. It's the Sixties, and Herbie Gneiss works at the Kant-Brake factory. When he's drafted, his mother and his colleague, Mr. Gibbon, fall in love and scheme with their landlady to strike a patriotic blow by robbing the Mount Holly Trust Company, whose manager is, they believe, a Communist. Clearly, there's more going on here than your average whodunit has to offer; for mystery fans who like a sophisticated or satiric bent to their work.

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