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The Resource Mary Jane's ghost : the legacy of a murder in small town America, Ted Gregory

Mary Jane's ghost : the legacy of a murder in small town America, Ted Gregory

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Mary Jane's ghost : the legacy of a murder in small town America
Title
Mary Jane's ghost
Title remainder
the legacy of a murder in small town America
Statement of responsibility
Ted Gregory
Title variation
Mary Janes ghost
Title variation remainder
the legacy of a murder in small town America
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eng
Summary
"Summer 1948. In the scenic, remote river town of Oregon, Illinois, a young couple visiting the local lovers' lane is murdered. The shocking crime garners headlines from Portland, Maine, to Long Beach, California. But after a sweeping manhunt, no one is arrested and the violent deaths of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla fade into time's indifference. Fast forward fifty years. Eccentric entrepreneur Michael Arians moves to Oregon, opens a roadhouse, gets elected mayor, and becomes obsessed with the crime. He comes up with a scandalous conspiracy theory and starts to believe that Mary Jane's ghost is haunting his establishment. He also reaches out to the Chicago Tribune for help. Arians's letter falls on the desk of general assignment reporter Ted Gregory. For the next thirteen years, while he ricochets from story to story and his newspaper is deconstructed around him, Gregory remains beguiled by the case of the teenaged telephone operator Mary Jane and twenty-eight-year-old Navy vet Stanley--and equally fascinated by Arians's seemingly hopeless pursuit of whoever murdered them. Mary Jane's Ghost is the story of these two odysseys"--
Summary
"Summer 1948. In the scenic, remote river town of Oregon, Illinois, a young couple visiting the local lovers' lane is murdered. The shocking crime garners headlines from Portland, Maine, to Long Beach, California. But after a sweeping manhunt, no one is arrested and the violent deaths of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla fade into time's indifference. Fast forward fifty years. Eccentric entrepreneur Michael Arians moves to Oregon, opens a roadhouse, gets elected mayor, and becomes obsessed with the crime. He comes up with a scandalous conspiracy theory and starts to believe that Mary Jane's ghost is haunting his establishment. He also reaches out to the Chicago Tribune for help. Arians's letter falls on the desk of general assignment reporter Ted Gregory. For the next thirteen years, while he ricochets from story to story and his newspaper is deconstructed around him, Gregory remains beguiled by the case of the teenaged telephone operator Mary Jane and twenty-eight-year-old Navy vet Stanley--and equally fascinated by Arians's seemingly hopeless pursuit of whoever murdered them. Mary Jane's Ghost is the story of these two odysseys"--
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10599392
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Gregory, Ted
Dewey number
364.152/30977332
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.O7
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Reed, Mary Jane
  • Skridla, Stanley
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
  • Murder victims
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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the legacy of a murder in small town America
Label
Mary Jane's ghost : the legacy of a murder in small town America, Ted Gregory
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Includes bibliographical references
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn983824503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781609385231
Lccn
2017010802
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)983824503
Label
Mary Jane's ghost : the legacy of a murder in small town America, Ted Gregory
Publication
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
Control code
ocn983824503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781609385231
Lccn
2017010802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983824503

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