The Man in Lower Ten

The Man in Lower Ten

by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart

From the first decade of our century into the 1950's, she was the Mary Higgins Clark of her day, a mystery writer of enormous popularity. Now B-O-T has re-recorded one of the classic novels that made Mary Roberts Rinehart a household name. Lawrence Blakely, attorney-at-law, sets off by train to deliver valuable documents in a criminal case. His ride will be eventful. Along the way he'll encounter romance, treachery, a train wreck, even a murder in which he'll be implicated. Who's after Blakely and his papers -- why? The first detective novel to appear on national bestseller lists, THE MAN IN LOWER TEN is still a great read almost ninety years after its publication. It has all the thrills of a contemporary whodunit and a satiric edge that gently mocks the conventions of male detective fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609779061
Publisher: Start Classics
Publication date: 04/25/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 188
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958) was one of the United States’s most popular early mystery authors. Born in Pittsburgh to a clerk at a sewing machine agency, Rinehart trained as a nurse and married a doctor after her graduation from nursing school. She wrote fiction in her spare time until a stock market crash sent her and her young husband into debt, forcing her to lean on her writing to pay the bills. Her first two novels, The Circular Staircase (1908) and The Man in Lower Ten (1909), established her as a bright young talent, and it wasn’t long before she was one of the nation’s most popular mystery novelists.

Among her dozens of novels are The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry (1911), which began a six-book series, and The Bat (originally published in 1920 as a play), which was among the inspirations for Bob Kane’s Batman. Credited with inventing the phrase “The butler did it,” Rinehart is often called an American Agatha Christie, even though she began writing much earlier than Christie, and was much more popular during her heyday. 

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958) was one of the United States’s most popular early mystery authors. Born in Pittsburgh to a clerk at a sewing machine agency, Rinehart trained as a nurse and married a doctor after her graduation from nursing school. She wrote fiction in her spare time until a stock market crash sent her and her young husband into debt, forcing her to lean on her writing to pay the bills. Her first two novels, The Circular Staircase (1908) and The Man in Lower Ten (1909), established her as a bright young talent, and it wasn’t long before she was one of the nation’s most popular mystery novelists.
Among her dozens of novels are The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry (1911), which began a six-book series, and The Bat (originally published in 1920 as a play), which was among the inspirations for Bob Kane’s Batman. Credited with inventing the phrase “The butler did it,” Rinehart is often called an American Agatha Christie, even though she began writing much earlier than Christie, and was much more popular during her heyday. 

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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;.