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The Best Mysteries of Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Best Mysteries of Mary Roberts Rinehart


Mary Roberts Rinehart has often been called the mistress of mystery. In fact, the phrase "The butler did it" originated in one of her books. In 1905 Rinehart entered a field exclusive to men: detective fiction. Now, nearly a century after she began her ground-breaking career, her celebrated thrillers still remain un-put-down-able masterpieces.In one handsome volume, "The Best of Mary Roberts Rinehart" brings together four of the author's most devilishly chilling classics. With every turn of the page, mystery aficionados will bask in brilliant twists to unravel confounding cases.

With a biographical portrait of mary roberts rinehart and an illuminating introduction to her writing and her times
-- The Circular Staircase. Rachel Innes, a middle-aged spinster, is thrown into the investigation of a mysterious murder. While trying to prove the innocence of her niece and nephew, Rachel winds up trapped with the killer.
-- The Man in Lower Ten. The first American detective novel to make the best-seller list, The Man in Lower Ten probes a murder in the sleeping car of a train which derails leaving a young lawyer and a mysterious lady to investigate the confusing clues.
-- The Window at the White Cat. Attorney Jack Knox is captivated by Margery Fleming, who comes to him because her father is missing. The father turns up dead and then a short time later Margery's aunt disappears. Who is killing Margery's family and why?
-- The Buckled Bag. This novella introduces Rinehart's only series detective, the intrepid Nurse Hilda Adams -- and forces her to investigate a young girl's disappearance. Find out how Hilda finds the girl by solving the baffling puzzle of the buckled bag. 

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