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The Man in Lower Ten Audiobook

The Man in Lower Ten

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The Man in Lower Ten was the first American detective novel to make the best seller list. It was Mary Roberts Rinehart's second mystery in the "had-I-but-known" school, which she pioneered. It followed closely upon the enormous success of The Circular Staircase and proved to be just a popular.

Lawrence Blakely, attorney-at-law, sets off by train to deliver valuable documents in a criminal case. Along the way he encounters romance, treachery, a murder in which he is implicated, and, finally, a train wreck.

(P)1986 Jimcin Recordings

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    Elaine San Diego, CA, United States 05-24-11
    Elaine San Diego, CA, United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Worth the price"

    I mostly enjoyed this book though it went on a bit too long. It was an old fashioned story of love and murder.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 04-05-16
    Patricia 04-05-16

    Writing reviews is work. Therefore, I need to be really happy or really unhappy with a book to write one.

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    "One of my "Go To" Books"

    Only the fact that the hero - a decent, polite, self-centered, and introspective young attorney - may well sound like the way Jim Killavey portrays him, makes it possible to tolerate the narrator.

    Having said that, the book is a wonderful period piece, with an good mystery and a lot of very amusing goings on, and I find it a good antidote when I have been listening to more difficult books.

    Although she is not in Edith Wharton's class for fine literature, Mary Roberts Rinehart gives a similar, but much gentler portrayal of the upper middle class life in her time, of which The Man in the Lower Ten is a great example. .

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    Delia Cabrera de B 08-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    The story is a good old fashion murder mystery with some love thrown into the equation. What make this hard to get through was the narrator. It was a pain to listen to his reading.

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    Hank Oregon, OR, USA 12-14-09
    Hank Oregon, OR, USA 12-14-09
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    This story was quite slow in developing. When it did it was not satisfing to this 'reader'.

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