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The Man in Lower Ten (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Man in Lower Ten (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Clea Simon (Introduction)
 

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The Man in Lower Ten (serialized in magazines in 1906) was published as a novel in 1910, and immediately rose to number four on the best-seller list. Combining murder, mystery, and romance, Rinehart’s celebrated novel is sure to keep readers in delightful suspense.

In order to pick up legal papers in another city, a young lawyer, Lawrence Blakely,

Overview

The Man in Lower Ten (serialized in magazines in 1906) was published as a novel in 1910, and immediately rose to number four on the best-seller list. Combining murder, mystery, and romance, Rinehart’s celebrated novel is sure to keep readers in delightful suspense.

In order to pick up legal papers in another city, a young lawyer, Lawrence Blakely, must travel from Pittsburgh to Baltimore on what he expects to be an uneventful train ride. However the trip quickly becomes anything but boring; Blakely’s papers are stolen, and his car bunk “lower ten” is occupied by a dead body. But that’s not all Blakely finds himself in the middle of. He also grapples with a deadly train wreck, a ghostly haunting, and a sexy yet possibly dangerous love interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435124783
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/17/2010
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

With her own uniquely American style, Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) captivated many American readers during the first half of the twentieth century. Publishing stories became Rinehart’s way out of the hardships that plagued her life. Her light-hearted, yet frightening and romantic mysteries defined her career.

Clea Simon is the author of three nonfiction books and the Theda Krakow mysteries. She lives in Cambridge, Mass., and may be reached through her website at http://www.CleaSimon.com.

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The Man in Lower Ten (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rinehart was a mistress of suspense and clever plot twists. The fact that it is a bit dated doesn't detract from its charm, and the love interest is sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story of murder, blackmail, mistaken identity, and two friends competing for the love of the same girl. One of the minor characters is a delightful send-up of the "amateur detective" archetype we all know and love. Plenty of typos and scanning errors, but really, what do you expect from a free book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good srory bad spellling <----- spelling was like that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A horrid transcription from text to digital!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible proofreading....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it was a bit confusing at times, it kept me intrigued and guessing at what really happened. A very entertaining and engaging mystery, with a bit of humor, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with a messed up word or two on each page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But horrible transcribinng. Nevertheless, thanks to whoever is making these classics available to younger readers to keep them alive!
rbfan More than 1 year ago
Great mystery! I enjoy period pieces. Read Mary Roberts Rinehart books when I was a teenager many, many years ago when they were more current. I enjoyed this book much more than when I originally read it. Am looking forward to rereading more of her works.
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E books are not edited for gross errors by the publisher they are formated to print out and no one bothers author or keyboarder to spell check or proof for typos spelling gramar in other words is desk top publishing without a paper printer with some pride to catch gross errors. copy from an actual book can be a scrambled nightmare thats those frees and under threes. An older popular author may agree to a free of a first book to get younger readers to read as a lost leader. check a new hard print copy as they have poor proofing too many words have debased all print media to spam and delite
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I enjoyed this book though I didn't expect to. Not sure why I did'nt expect to, but I didn't (expect to I mean).
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I read 25% of this horribly written novel. It is a difficult, convoluted scattering of thoughts, not worthy of anyones time. I'm amazed this trash was ever published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She keeps you interested and always has plot twists. I have read her mysteries several times each. I did not enjoy her &quot;romance books&quot;.