Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 - September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1922.

Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase. Rinehart is also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing, with the publication of The Circular Staircase (1908).

She also created a costumed super-criminal called "the Bat", cited by Bob Kane as one of the inspirations for his "Batman".
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Theodore C. Marceau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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    • The Yellow Room

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In a nearly empty house, a young woman finds herself alone with a killer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you knew Mary like I know Mary

    • By Deborah on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Red Lamp

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    William Porter has just inherited Twin Hollows, an isolated lakeside estate shrouded in mystery and doom....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic murder mystery novel about Spiritualism

    • By ernest drown on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • NoMad's Land

    • By: Mary Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Annie Hinkle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a 100-mile expedition into the Egyptian desert, Rinehart does her best to master the herky-jerk of this desert beast....

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    • The Amazing Interlude

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 130
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    Driven by a sense of duty and fear of monotony, Sara Lee leaves her comfortable life...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Lovely

    • By Marie C on 07-11-09

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Rachel Innes was relieved when Gertrude and Halsey arrived to keep their dear old aunt company and allow her the courtesy of a decent night’s sleep....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrator

    • By Scott on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Great Mistake

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    Love was the furthest thing from Patricia Abbott's mind when she met Tony Wainwright....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen carefully!

    • By Tammi on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Door

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    Sarah Gittings, Elizabeth Bell's family nurse, has just been brutally murdered....

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    • The Man in Lower Ten

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5

    A young lawyer survives a ghastly train wreck only to be accused of murdering a man who accidentally fell asleep in the wrong berth....

    Regular price: $16.79

    • The After House

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    One hot and humid summer night, the voyage starts to become a nightmare....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not great but....pretty good.

    • By Glenn on 08-16-04

    Regular price: $20.30

    • When a Man Marries

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Karen Commins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    New York socialite Kit McNair decides to host an impromptu dinner party at the home of her friend, Jimmy Wilson, to cheer him up following his divorce....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks be for public domain & excellent narrator!

    • By Jan on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $15.70

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