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, the broken knife, and the disappearance of the lovely Jennie Brice were enough to convince Mrs. Pitman that murder had been committed in her boarding house. The police, however, were another matter. Without a body, there could be no official murder charge. Mrs. Pitman ran a respectable establishment and was not

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The blood-stained rope and towel, the stray slipper, the broken knife, and the disappearance of the lovely Jennie Brice were enough to convince Mrs. Pitman that murder had been committed in her boarding house. The police, however, were another matter. Without a body, there could be no official murder charge. Mrs. Pitman ran a respectable establishment and was not about to harbor a killer. If the police couldn't see what was in front of their noses, then she would have to take matters into her own hands. As the landlady, after all, she had the perfect excuse to do a little judicious snooping.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441720399
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

MARY ROBERTS RINEHART (1876-1958), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a novelist and playwright best known for her mystery stories that combined humor with ingenuity. The success of her novels The Circular Staircase (1908) and The Man in Lower Ten (1909) established her reputation as an important American mystery writer. In addition to mysteries, she wrote comic tales, plays, romances, and travel books, some of which reflected her experiences as a war correspondent during World War I.

C. M. Hébert is an Earphones Award winner and Audie® Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress's National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, cat, and assorted fish.

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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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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