Often referred to as the American Agatha Christie, Mary Roberts Rinehart was an American journalist and writer who is best known for the murder mystery The Circular Staircase—considered to have started the “Had-I-but-known” school of mystery writing—and the popular Tish mystery series. A prolific writer, Rinehart was originally educated as a nurse, but turned to writing as a source of income after the 1903 stock market crash. Although primarily a fiction writer, Rinehart served as the Saturday Evening Post’s correspondent for from the Belgian front during the First World War, and later published a series of travelogues and an autobiography. Roberts died in New York City in 1958.
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Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was an American author of hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Some of her very successful books and plays, such as "The Bat" (1920) were adapted for movies. While many of her books were best-sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries. She also coined the famous phrase "The butler did it."
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I love the Tish stories and this author does great work in general. The Man in Lower Ten was the first of her works I read and although written in 1920 her stuff still kicks ass.
I laughed out loud very enjoyable
Loved the writing style, the characters and the settings. BUT, it was 2 completely separate and unrelated adventures that should have been in 2 different books. The first adventure, in the cave, could have been longer and made into its own book. The stories didn't flow well into each other...it was too random.