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    • The Album

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    For years, the five families on exclusive Crescent Place lived in peaceful seclusion. But that changed when old Mrs. Lancaster was found brutally murdered with an ax. Suddenly, motives and suspects are developing at a rapid pace, and when the killer strikes again - and again - Louisa Hall knows it's up to her to discover the clues that will develop a picture of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great production of a wonderful mystery!

    • By Yvette on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Rachel Innes rents a summer house that is full of hidden rooms and sinister happenings. Chilling horror, romance, and rollicking humor permeate this suspenseful mystery novel.

    Regular price: $16.79

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Love was the furthest thing from Patricia Abbott's mind when she met Tony Wainwright. Though he was heir to the Wainwright fortune and the magnificent family mansion known as the Cloisters, the rumors of his private revels hinted at a dark and sinister decadence. And there was something else - a woman Tony never spoke about, hidden away in the shadows... a woman who was his wife. But it was already too late. As Tony drew her into a dangerous liaison, Patricia became enmeshed in an inescapable web of lies, secrets, and cold-blooded murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen carefully!

    • By Tammi on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    William Porter has just inherited Twin Hollows, an isolated lakeside estate shrouded in mystery and doom. But William and his wife aren't easily swayed by ghost stories and whispered rumors. Until a shadowy apparition beckons to them from the undying glow of a red lamp. Is a stranger with a deadly purpose trying to frighten them away? Or are they being haunted by a chilling warning from the grave?

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

    • By ernest drown on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As far as Carol Spencer is concerned, the war has spoiled everything. She and Don had been engaged for years and were on the verge of marriage when he was shot down in the South Pacific, leaving Carol on the verge of spinsterhood at 24. She wants to take some kind of job in the war effort, but her invalid mother demands that Carol accompany her to the family’s summer home in Maine. But when they arrive at the faded mansion, they find it completely locked up. The servants are gone, the lights are dark - and there is a body in the closet.

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

    • By Deborah on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Door

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Sarah Gittings, Elizabeth Bell's family nurse, has just been brutally murdered. But all thoughts of a homicidal maniac running amok are banished when the evidence reveals that Sarah actually knew and trusted her murderer. Now, Elizabeth Bell is about to discover that her staid and orderly household harbors more than one suspect with a motive - and unfortunately, more than one victim.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Twenty-year-old Halsey and 24-year-old Gertrude, nephew and niece of Rachel Inness, a well-to-do middle-aged spinster, talk Rachel into renting a large country house for the summer. Mysterious happenings occur the first night they are there, something or someone falls down the stairs in the middle of the night. A man is dead at the foot of the circular staircase. Now the question arises as to who he is and why was he in the house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Influential

    • By Linda on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Circular Staircase has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer. Rachel Innes is relieved when Gertrude and Halsey arrive to keep their dear old aunt company and allow her the courtesy of a decent night's sleep. Unfortunately, the explosive sound of a revolver shot the next night shatters Rachel's hopes. And the body at the foot of the circular staircase insures many sleepless nights to follow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone reading with weird background noise

    • By Carol Mello on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $22.40

    • The Buckled Bag

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Hilda Adams' life as a nurse has become a bit dull. As she approaches 30, she sees long, monotonous years of trained obedience to orders ahead of her. But a rascally patient, a police detective, sees in her the intelligence and discretion of a born criminal investigator. People confide in a private nurse; she could unearth clues that can crack a case. Her first case is the disappearance of Clare March, a wealthy debutante who has been missing without a trace for a month.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Man in Lower Ten

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my "Go To" Books

    • By Patricia on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    “This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book which has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrator

    • By Scott on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $19.56

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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. What could possibly go wrong?

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

    • By Jan on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Bat

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Miss Cornelia Van Gorder has left her New York City home for a vacation in an isolated country mansion with her beautiful young niece, neurotic maid, pompous butler and a mysterious but genteel young man, only to find herself the victim of a elusive master criminal, the Bat.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good radio drama

    • By Irwin on 01-13-05

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Amazing Interlude

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "The Amazing Interlude" is a romance by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Excerpt: The stage on which we play our little dramas of life and love has for most of us but one setting. It is furnished out with approximately the same things. Characters come, move about and make their final exits through long-familiar doors. And the back drop remains approximately the same from beginning to end. So Sara Lee Kennedy had a back drop that had every appearance of permanency.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The After House

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fresh out of the hospital and low on funds, a young doctor decides to take a long sea voyage to restore his health. He signs on as a steward on board a millionaire's yacht. Then, 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

    • The After House

    • A Story of Love, Mystery, and a Private Yacht
    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Kristen Underwood
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Out of funds and longing for a sea voyage, young doctor Ralph Leslie jumps at the chance to sign aboard a luxurious millionaire's yacht as steward of the After House. His job is easy sailing until one summer night, when the dream voyage suddenly becomes a nightmare of blood and terror. One of the ship's officers is thrown overboard; another one is killed with an axe. As panic sets in on the boat, only the young doctor remains calm enough to try to solve the murders.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weak material; weaker narrator

    • By Jane on 07-20-08

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Confession

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Was that dear little lady Emily Benton guilty of murder, or was the written confession discovered by her tenant actually trumped up? This one will keep you guessing!

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Swimming Pool

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Just as Lois Maynard is about to sell the family's summer home, her domineering and troubled older sister, Judith, returns and a mysterious murder disrupts the household.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A cast of unusually appealing characters

    • By ernest drown on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A young lawyer survives a ghastly train wreck only to be accused of murdering a man who accidentally fell asleep in the wrong berth! This is another whirlwind of a whodunit by the author of The Circular Staircase.

    Regular price: $16.79

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Burns
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • really bad narrator

    • By tracy on 03-09-08

    Regular price: $19.59

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