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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 – September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. Rinehart published her first mystery novel The Circular Staircase in 1908, which introduced the "had I but known" narrative style. Rinehart is also considered the source of "the butler did it" plot device in her novel The Door (1930), although the exact phrase does not appear in her work. Biography Rinehart was born Mary Ella Roberts in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh. A sister, Olive Louise, four years Mary's junior, would later gain recognition as an author of children's books and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. Her father was a frustrated inventor, and throughout her childhood, the family often had financial problems. Her father committed suicide when Mary was 19 years old. Left-handed at a time when that was considered inappropriate, she was trained to use her right hand instead. She attended public schools and graduated at age 16, then enrolled at the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses at Pittsburgh Homeopathic Hospital, where she graduated in 1896. She described the experience as "all the tragedy of the world under one roof." After graduation, she married Stanley Marshall Rinehart (1867–1932), a physician she had met there. They had three sons: Stanley Jr., Alan, and Frederick. During the stock market crash of 1903, the couple lost their savings, spurring Rinehart's efforts at writing as a way to earn income. She was 27 that year, and produced 45 short stories. In 1907, she wrote The Circular Staircase, the novel that propelled her to national fame. According to her obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1958, the book sold 1.25 million copies. Her regular contributions to The Saturday Evening Post were immensely popular and helped the magazine mold American middle-class taste and manners. In 1911, after the publication of five successful books and two plays, the Rineharts moved to Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania, where they purchased a large home at the corner of Orchard and Linden Streets called "Cassella." Before they moved into the house, however, Mrs. Rinehart had to have the house completely rebuilt because it had fallen into disrepair. "The venture was mine, and I had put every dollar I possessed into the purchase. All week long I wrote wildly to meet the payroll and contractor costs." she wrote in her autobiography. In 1925, the Rineharts sold the house to the Marks family and the house was demolished in 1969. Today, a Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Park sits in the borough of Glen Osborne at 1414 Beaver Street, Sewickley, Pennsylvania.Rinehart's commercial success sometimes conflicted with her domestic roles of wife and mother, yet she often pursued adventure, including a job as a war correspondent for The Saturday Evening Post at the Belgian front during World War I. During her time in Belgium, she interviewed Albert I of Belgium, Winston Churchill and Mary of Teck, writing of the latter "This afternoon I am to be presented to the queen of England. I am to curtsey and to say 'Your majesty,' the first time!" Rinehart was working in Europe in 1918 to report on developments to the War Department and was in Paris when the armistice was signed.In 1922, the family moved to Washington, DC, when Dr. Rinehart was appointed to a post in the Veterans Administration. She was a member of the Literary Society of Washington from 1932 to 1936. Her husband died in 1932, but she continued to live in Washington until 1935, when she moved to New York City. There she helped her sons found the publishing house Farrar & Rinehart, serving as its director. She also maintained a vacation home in Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1947, a Filipino chef who had worked for her for 25 years fired a gun at her and then attempted to slash her with knives until other servants rescued her. The chef committed suicide in his cell the next day.Rinehart suffered from breast cancer, which led to a radical mastectomy. She eventually went public with her story, at a time when such matters were not openly discussed. The interview "I Had Cancer" was published in a 1947 issue of the Ladies' Home Journal; in it, Rinehart encouraged women to have breast examinations. Rinehart received a Mystery Writers of America special award a year after she published her last novel, and an honorary doctorate in literature from George Washington University.On November 9, 1956, Rinehart appeared on the interview program Person to Person. She died at age 82 at her apartment at 630 Park Avenue in New York City. Writing Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and articles. Many of her short stories, books, and plays were adapted for movies, such as Bab: A Sub-Deb (1917), The Bat (1926), The Bat Whispers (1930), Miss Pinkerton (1932), and The Bat (1959 remake). The novel The Circular Staircase was first adapted to the screen as a silent film in 1915, and later as an episode in the TV show Climax! in 1956. In 1933 RCA Victor released The Bat as one of the early talking book recordings. She co-wrote the 1920 play The Bat which was later adapted into the 1930 film The Bat Whispers. The latter influenced Bob Kane in the creation of Batman's iconography. Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper starred in I Take This Woman (1931), an early sound film based on Rinehart's novel Lost Ecstasy (1927). While many of her books were best sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries. Rinehart, in The Circular Staircase (1908), is credited with inventing the "Had-I-but-Known" school of mystery writing. In The Circular Staircase "a middle-aged spinster is persuaded by her niece and nephew to rent a country house for the summer. The gentle, peace-loving trio is plunged into a series of crimes solved with the help of the aunt." The Had-I-But-Known mystery novel is one where the principal character (frequently female) does things in connection with a crime that have the effect of prolonging the action of the novel. Ogden Nash parodied the school in his poem Don't Guess Let Me Tell You: "Sometimes the Had I But Known then what I know now I could have saved at least three lives by revealing to the Inspector the conversation I heard through that fortuitous hole in the floor." The phrase "The butler did it" came from Rinehart's novel The Door, in which the butler actually did murder someone, although that exact phrase does not appear in the work. Tim Kelly adapted Rinehart's play into a musical, The Butler Did It, Singing. This play includes five lead female roles and five lead male roles. She followed her initial success with The Man in Lower Ten, another novel that continued to reinforce her fame. After these two, Rinehart published about a book a year. She also wrote a long series of comic stories about Letitia (Tish) Carberry, that was frequented in the Saturday Evening Post over a number of years. This was later made into a series of novels by.... Discover the Mary Roberts Rinehart popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Mary Roberts Rinehart books.

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The Man in Lower Ten (Unabridged)

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A young lawyer survives a ghastly train wreck only to be accused of murdering a man who accidentally fell asleep in the wrong berth! This is another whirlwind of a whodunit by the author of ...

The Circular Staircase MP3 Audiobook

The Circular Staircase

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was a prolific American writer of popular mysteries. The Circular Staircase was originally published in 1908 and includes all the elements of the cla...

Where There’s a Will: Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery, Book 5 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Where There’s a Will: Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery, Book 5 (Unabridged)

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A mystery and romance revolving around a health resort with different points of view about what is most appropriate as a mission and will keep it solvent and profitable, interwoven with roma...

The Amazing Interlude (UNABRIDGED) MP3 Audiobook

The Amazing Interlude (UNABRIDGED)

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It is the early days of The Great War. As the curtain rises, Sara Lee is sitting by the fire in her aunt and uncle’s home, knitting a baby afghan. Her beau’s name is Harvey. He has his e...

Bab: A Sub-Deb-10th Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery & Romance (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Bab: A Sub-Deb-10th Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery & Romance (Unabridged)

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A rip-roaring mystery and romance about a girl in the shade because her older sister can't get married, so is kept a child rather than being permitted to come out as a debutant and woman. Ba...

When a Man Marries (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

When a Man Marries (Unabridged)

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Needles and pins. Needles and pins. When a man marries, his troubles begin. New York socialite Kit McNair decides to host an impromptu dinner party at the home of her friend, Jim...

The Circular Staircase (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Circular Staircase (Unabridged)

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Rachel Innes, a middle-aged spinster, has barely settled in at the country house she has rented for the summer when a series of bizarre and violent events threaten to perturb her normally un...

The Window at the White Cat MP3 Audiobook

The Window at the White Cat

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A beautiful girl seeks the help of an attorney when her father, State Treasurer Fleming, vanishes. Before long, her aunt also disappears-from a locked house in the dead of night. The search ...

The Buckled Bag (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Buckled Bag (Unabridged)

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Hilda Adams' life as a nurse has become a bit dull. As she approaches 30, she sees long, monotonous years of trained obedience to orders ahead of her. But a rascally patient, a police detect...

La escalera de caracol [The Spiral Staircase] (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

La escalera de caracol [The Spiral Staircase] (Unabridged)

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Mary Roberts Rinehart es considerada la Agatha Christie (su gran rival) Norteamericana. Con La escalera de caracol fue inmensamente popular. En su primer año de publicación esta novela ven...

When a Man Marries (UNABRIDGED) MP3 Audiobook

When a Man Marries (UNABRIDGED)

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A divorced playboy hosts a dinner party complete with a stand in wife to placate his aunt who financially supports him. When his chef is hospitalized with smallpox symptoms, the fun begins. ...

The Case of Jennie Brice (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Case of Jennie Brice (Unabridged)

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Mary Roberts Rinehart's name is synonomous with well-crafted mystery, and this novel, which combines both mystery and adventure, shows Rinehart's tremendously vivid powers as a storyteller. ...

The Street of Seven Stars: 7th Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Street of Seven Stars: 7th Mary Roberts Rinehart Mystery (Unabridged)

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An intrigue tale of Americans in Europe studying, perfecting their skills in music and medicine and more as career hopes collide with romance and mystery. A tale written before so many Ameri...

The After House: A Story of Love, Mystery, and a Private Yacht MP3 Audiobook

The After House: A Story of Love, Mystery, and a Private Yacht

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Out of funds and longing for a sea voyage, young doctor Ralph Leslie jumps at the chance to sign aboard a luxurious millionaire’s yacht as steward of the After House. His job is easy saili...

The Man in Lower Ten MP3 Audiobook

The Man in Lower Ten

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"The Man in Lower Ten" is a mystery by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Excerpt from the book: McKnight is gradually taking over the criminal end of the business. I never liked it, a...

The Circular Staircase MP3 Audiobook

The Circular Staircase

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“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...

The Amazing Interlude MP3 Audiobook

The Amazing Interlude

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"The Amazing Interlude" is a romance by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Excerpt: The stage on which we play our little dramas of life and love has for most of us but one setting. It is fu...

The Wall MP3 Audiobook

The Wall

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Murder visits a seaside mansion in this gothic mystery from the #1 New York Times bestselling author known as the American Agatha Christie.The house called Sunset h...

The Man in Lower Ten (UNABRIDGED) MP3 Audiobook

The Man in Lower Ten (UNABRIDGED)

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Someone had to take the bank notes to Pittsburgh and take a statement from John Gilmore confirming that they were indeed forged. It was McKnight's turn to go, but he was bagging off because ...

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