The Transgressors Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Transgressors

THE TRANSGRESSORS is a novel written in 1961 by Jim Thompson.

Tom Lord is sheriff's deputy in a little Texas boom town. Coming from an honorable family, he had to accept this job when his father died and is living now with Joyce, a prostitute. One day, he accidentally kills Aaron McBride during a fight. McBride's wife will come all the way from Fort Worth in order to discover the truth about Aaron's death and avenge him. And McBride's associates, big shots of the mob, would also like what are Lord's intentions now.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler

Chapter Analysis of The Transgressors

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Texas Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   Mafia conflict Loss of...    -   husband/boyfriend/squeeze Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Desert?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Transgressors

Jim Thompson Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian