The problem in human relationships is more important than the mystery here but the two are cleverly woven together in a...

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THE MACQUARRIE BOYS

The problem in human relationships is more important than the mystery here but the two are cleverly woven together in a story that is both straight faced and snappy in the manner for which T. Morris Longstreth is noted. The circumstances of Colton Muir, a Scotch boy of some years in New York, are unusual. He's a bell hop at a fancy Central Park hotel, an ex-member of a Brooklyn gang, the Hi-Gunners, who have now gone crooked, and a youngster who, at 17, is sensibly sure he wants an education and a better way of life. By accident (a near fatal one in which the Hi-Gunners have a hand) Colt meets Mr. MacQuarrie, a Pennsylvania farmer who is so grateful he offers Colt a place in his home after the boy has been let out of his job. But problems don't stop in the country. There's the rivalry of young Ian MacQuarrie to be brooked, a romantic mixup with a rich girl, another run in with the pursuing Hi-Gunners and stubborn ideas about money before Colt's inheritance is settled and a future with the MacQuarries assured. Plenty of excitement and solid values.

Pub Date: March 5, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957