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Publisher's Summary

This is perhaps Mary Roberts Rinehart's most famous story. Wealthy spinster Rachel Innes is persuaded by her niece and nephew, Gertrude and Halsey, to take a house in the country for the summer. Rachel is unaware that the house holds a secret, and soon unexplained happenings and murder follow.

The Circular Staircase combines bone-chilling suspense and romance to produce an entertaining mystery.

(P)2006 Tantor Media Inc.

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"[Rinehart] established herself as a leading author of mystery stories [with] The Circular Staircase." (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature)

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really bad narrator

This book may have actually been quite enjoyable if read by someone who put any excitement at all in their reading. It was really very hard to get through this one.

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Marvelous!

I enjoyed this thoroughly. incredibly entertaining. Kept me up until midnight. So very engrossing! Highly recommended.