The Circular Staircase

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Lorna Raver (Narrator)

08-17-11

8hrs 51min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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08-17-11

8hrs 51min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“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

“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 prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book that has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

Rachel Innes was relieved when Gertrude and Halsey arrived to keep their dear old aunt company and allow her the courtesy of a decent night’s sleep. Unfortunately, the explosive sound of a gunshot the next night shattered Rachel’s hopes. And the body at the foot of the circular staircase ensured many sleepless nights to follow. 

Praise

“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.” Hewitt Howland, Bobbs-Merrill Company, publishers

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Language English
Release Day Aug 16, 2011
Release Date August 17, 2011
Release Date Machine 1313539200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Bestselling Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Bestselling Mysteries, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958) was a novelist and playwright best known for her mystery stories, which combined humor with ingenuity. The success of her novels The Circular Staircase and The Man in Lower Ten established her reputation as an important American mystery writer. At one time she was the highest paid writer in America. In addition to mysteries, she wrote comic tales, plays, romances, and travel books, some of which reflected her experiences as a correspondent during World War I. One critic called her autobiography, My Story, her finest book.

Narrator Bio
Lorna Raver

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has appeared on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theaters around the country. Among her many television credits are NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Boston Legal, ER, and Star Trek. She starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell.

Overview

“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 prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book that has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

Rachel Innes was relieved when Gertrude and Halsey arrived to keep their dear old aunt company and allow her the courtesy of a decent night’s sleep. Unfortunately, the explosive sound of a gunshot the next night shattered Rachel’s hopes. And the body at the foot of the circular staircase ensured many sleepless nights to follow. 

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