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The Case of Jennie Brice
     

The Case of Jennie Brice

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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
 

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The blood-stained rope and towel, the stray slipper, and the broken knifealong with, of course, the disappearance of lovely Jennie Briceare enough to convince Mrs. Pittman that murder has been committed in her boarding house. The police, however, are another matter. Without a tangible body, there can be no official murder charge. Mrs. Pittman runs a respectable

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The blood-stained rope and towel, the stray slipper, and the broken knifealong with, of course, the disappearance of lovely Jennie Briceare enough to convince Mrs. Pittman that murder has been committed in her boarding house. The police, however, are another matter. Without a tangible body, there can be no official murder charge. Mrs. Pittman runs a respectable establishment and she is not about to harbor a killer on the premises. If the police can’t see what is in front of their noses, then she will just have to take matters into her own hands. As the landlady, after all, she has the perfect excuse to do a little snooping...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821721933
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/01/1987

Meet the Author

Known as the American Agatha Christie, Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958) is reputed to have originated the expression, "the butler did it" (although she didn't). She is also credited with inventing the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing. Many of her books and plays have been adapted for movies, and her classic mystery, The Circular Staircase, plus her debut, The Man in Lower Ten, are available from Dover.

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Case of Jennie Brice 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic read from Mary Roberts Rinehart about a flood, a murder, and even a little romance. And I love the old-time cover, illustrations, and mapback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this little mystery. Plot twists were good. Will read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not readable in many places. Didn't bother to try and finish. Will delete from my library.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, short, interesting story of a disappearance that might be a murder--- or perhaps it's a frame-up? Lots of twists to keep you engaged, with a touch of romance to help balance the suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good, old fashioned book. The flood setting and the way people take it in stride are more interesting than the cas ofJennie Brice. (You'll almost figure it out, but it will still surprise you.) But it's still the flood and the different time that make it worth reading. No complaining about government not doing anything to stop the flooding, just move upstairs and get on with life!
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Engaging period piece with a tricky mystery and vivid setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to read this book again. MRR is the best.
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gsy1 More than 1 year ago
the text is jumbled and not clear. It can not be read in many places.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was hard to follow. Spelling bad