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…  See more details below

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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:
9781162690353
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.24(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Roberts Rinehart, (born Aug. 12, 1876, Allegheny [now in Pittsburgh], Pa., U.S.-died Sept. 22, 1958, New York, N.Y.), American novelist and playwright best known for her mystery stories.

Mary Roberts graduated from the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses in 1896. That same year she married physician Stanley M. Rinehart. She and her husband started a family, and she took up writing in 1903 as a result of difficulties created by financial losses. Her first story appeared in Munsey's Magazine in 1903. The Circular Staircase (1908), her first book and first mystery, was an immediate success, and the following.

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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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Story was hard to follow. Spelling bad