The Street of Seven Stars

The Street of Seven Stars

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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
     
 

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 - September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1922.

Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 - September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1922.

Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase. Rinehart is also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing, with the publication of The Circular Staircase (1908).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500622664
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/25/2014
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(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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Street of seven stars 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't one of ms. Renehart's mysteries, but it is an interesting story. Characters are well developed and so are their intertwined tales. There's even a bit of intrigue and revenge. Like all novels in a post Victorian era, violence is minimal and sex unmentionable, and the tale unfolds slowly as did life before WWI. So read this one when one when you have time to cozy up with it, when you want to escape the noise, sloppy language, violence and gratuitous sex of today's world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago