Cornelia Van Gorder has left her New York City home for a vacation in
an isolated country mansion with her beautiful young niece, neurotic
maid, pompous butler, and a mysterious but genteel young man, only to
find herself the victim of an elusive master criminal known as the Bat.
The spirited and headstrong spinster is not easily fazed, until one
stormy night when she stumbles on a corpse. She musters all her nerves
to play the vicious killer’s deadly game and confront the Bat once and
for all. The Bat, which draws from The Circular Staircase
but adds some new plot complexities—namely, the villainous Bat—shows
Mary Roberts Rinehart at the height of her career and is considered her
greatest work. Download and start listening now!