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circular staircase.

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

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Published in New York : Review of Reviews .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesThe works of Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Physical Object
Pagination301 p. ;
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14000500M
OCLC/WorldCa2794131

The first novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart, America’s queen of crime This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and : Ebook. The Circular Staircase by Roberts Rinehart, Mary and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

It was with [The Circular Staircase] that Mary Roberts Rinehart really found her voice: the indefinable, unmistakable, individual cadence that can be copied but never quite satisfactorily matched "Charlotte MacLeod, from her book Had She But Known" My dear Mrs. Rinehart, I have read The Circular Staircase not only with pleasure, but with thrills and shivers/5(). A general consensus suggested that The Circular Staircase is her most well-known and lauded work so I started there. The book began (and continued) with a style and pattern that felt rather familiar when compared with other 19th and early 20th century writing/5(33).

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The Circular Staircase begins with Rachel Innes The Circular Staircase was one of the first books I downloaded for free onto my Kindle, and I only grabbed it because the author was compared to Anna Katherine Green whom wrote The Leavenworth Case (a book that I enjoyed when I read it last year)/5.

The Circular Staircase, Mary Roberts Rinehart’s classic tale of murder and intrigue in a pre-World War I mansion, is evocative yet strangely modern, a sort of CSI: Downton Abbey, with butlers and maids sprinkled in amongst the bodies and evidence.

With elements of romance, white collar crime, class, race, poverty, and privilege, it’s a story told with such a deft hand that it will keep you /5(). out of 5 stars The Circular Staircase.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on Septem Verified Purchase. Written in this is an early mystery, written by Mary Roberts Rinehart ( ), a prolific American author.

The story revolves around Rachel Innes, who rents a house in the country, for her and her two adult wards /5(). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Looking for the plot summary of The Circular Staircase. Whether you need an overview of The Circular Staircase or a detailed summary of the book for a college project or just for fun, brings you the book-wise summaries of The Circular Staircase for free.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (Aug – Septem ) 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 Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (), although the novel does not use the exact : Mystery fiction.

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The summer occupants of "Sunnyside" find the dead body of Arnold Armstrong, the son of the owner, on the circular staircase. Following the murder a bank failure is announced. Around these two events is woven a plot of absorbing interest/5(9).

The Circular Staircase is a terrific mystery. Despite having the constant cliffhanger chapters of a serial as well as the never-ending crises (the story was first published in in magazine installments), the story is truly engrossing, drawing one into reading a long time at night/5(K).

The Circular Staircase was published inThe Door inbut they are, essentially, the same book, including the same detective and the narrator concealing evidence from the police.

Clues are dropped here and there throughout the story, but it isn't until the end of the story when the narrarator explains it all as much is hidden from the /5().

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Light spotting at top edge of text Rating: % positive. The Circular Staircase is a gripping mystery story and one that's guaranteed to keep readers guessing till the very end. It is also the book which invented the “Had I But Known It” school of detective fiction, in which the principal character's actions have the effect of 4/5(5).

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Choose the part of The Circular Staircase which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. The Circular Staircase is about Rachel Innes, a well-to-do woman of a certain age. Her Pittsburgh manse is in need of an overhaul, so she decides to spend some time at the country home of a friend to escape the hustle and bustle of the remodeling process.

But what appears at first to be a quaint rural outpost soon reveals itself to be the /5(61). THE CIRCULAR A REALLY GOOD MURDER MYSTERY.

IT KEEPS YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE END. PAGES IN PRINT. • This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Mary Roberts Rinehart.

The summer occupants of "Sunnyside" find the dead body of Arnold Armstrong, the son of the owner, on the circular staircase.3/5(1). Read CHAPTER X of The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

The text begins: THE TRADERS BANK The morning after Halsey's return was Tuesday. Arnold Armstrong had been found dead at the foot of the circular staircase at three o'clock on Sunday morning.

The funeral services were to be held on Tuesday, and the interment of the body was to be deferred until the Armstrongs arrived from.The Circular Staircase particularly impressed me with its very well defined characters. Each of the main individuals has a distinct nature, in particular Rachel, whose dry wit during her narration adds humor to the book without making it come across as inappropriately funny.Read CHAPTER XII of The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

The text begins: ONE MYSTERY FOR ANOTHER The most commonplace incident takes on a new appearance if the attendant circumstances are unusual. There was no reason on earth why Mrs. Watson should not have carried a blanket down the east wing staircase, if she so desired. But to take a blanket down at eleven o'clock .