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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart Narrator: C. M. Hébert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455174164
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The blood-stained rope and towel, the stray slipper, the broken knife—and the disappearance of the lovely Jennie Brice—were enough to convince Mrs. Pitman that murder had been commited in her boardinghouse. The police, however, were another matter. Without a tangible body, there could be no official murder charge.

Mrs. Pitman ran a respectable establishment and was not about to harbor a killer on the premises. If the police couldn’t see what was in front of their noses, then she would just have to take matters into her own hands. As the landlady, after all, she had the perfect excuse to do a little judicious snooping.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A money’s worth of chills and thrills.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sometimes you have the good fortune to come upon a novel that’s like a suit tailored in Bond Street or an understated little black frock by a top designer, so exquisitely put together that you don’t quite realize you’re seeing something extra special until you take a second look. Even if the flood scenes were its only attraction, Jennie Brice would be well worth a second look.”

    Charlotte MacLeod in Had She But Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 2/11/2014

    " Riveting mystery with unique setting: Early 20th century Pittsburgh in flood season. Made me want to re-read McCullough's The Johnstown Flood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/21/2014

    " This was my first read by this author. It won't be the last. I really like the way this turn of the centruy author includes day to day details of the lifestyle back then and the twists and turns her mysterys take. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/8/2014

    " Bought this book on Cabbage Key Florida which is owned by the decendents of the author. A fun to read book especially if you enjoy the reading the stiff language of the upper class at turn of the century. I found it interesting that the author was known as the American Agatha Christie even though she published 14 years before Chrisie!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Seldon | 12/26/2013

    " I have learned that there is a bit more variety and subtlety to Ms. Rinehart's choices of plot and settings than I thought when I read 'The Bat' two decades ago. Locating the story in Pittsburgh during the winter floods is unusual and adds interest to the boarding house(rather than drawing room) setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 12/9/2013

    " A good mystery, though told in a somewhat befuddled way. A quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette Johnson | 12/8/2013

    " Delightful! Thinking about this book makes me smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/15/2013

    " A murder mystery with a twist -- quite entertaining -- author writes well and the plot had enough red herrings that I was not able to figure it out on my own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/8/2013

    " evidence points to a murder, but where's the body, what's the motive? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 8/21/2013

    " More like an elaborate game of CLUE than a mystery novel; short and easy read, but hardly worth the effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/28/2013

    " This is a great mystery set in turn of the century Pittsburgh. A great whodunit that was difficult to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seneca Massie | 1/30/2012

    " This is a great book! I loved it. It kind of has a Sherlock Holmes feel to it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya Faberson | 10/8/2011

    " I thought this was another excellent Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery novel. Classic who-dunnit. Worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 5/5/2011

    " Free Kindle book from Amazon. You get what you pay for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 3/28/2011

    " More like an elaborate game of CLUE than a mystery novel; short and easy read, but hardly worth the effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 9/10/2010

    " Period novel. I felt like the story got tangled up at times but there was a plot. Delivery was just okay. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 7/27/2010

    " Period novel. I felt like the story got tangled up at times but there was a plot. Delivery was just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/11/2010

    " A murder mystery with a twist -- quite entertaining -- author writes well and the plot had enough red herrings that I was not able to figure it out on my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalen | 2/21/2010

    " Nice cozy mystery with a good dose of humor. The plot was a bit thin, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of Mary Roberts Rinehart's mysteries.

    (Oh, and the name in the title is Jennie Brice, not Jenny....) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 11/21/2009

    " I thought this was another excellent Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery novel. Classic who-dunnit. Worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 9/19/2009

    " Intriguing little mystery set against the backdrop of a flooded river "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 7/12/2009

    " One of my favorite MRR novels. Rather different from the priveleged, upper-class characters of some of her other novels "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 5/7/2009

    " Free Kindle book from Amazon. You get what you pay for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Stone | 5/6/2009

    " Very good love Mary Roberts Rhinehart "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 7/26/2008

    " One of my favorite MRR novels. Rather different from the priveleged, upper-class characters of some of her other novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobius | 8/9/2007

    " This one I really liked, not sure what it was about this particular novel of hers that I liked, but some thing about it intrigued me.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 3/30/2007

    " Rinehart at her best. Wonderful setting. Interesting characters. Twists and turns in the plot. The landlady suspects her tenant of murdering his wife. It looks like he did. Then it looks like he didn't. Is she really dead? Is she alive and hiding? Well done. "

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About the Author
Author 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 The Circular Staircase and The Man in Lower Ten established her reputation as an important American mystery writer.

About the Narrator

C. M. Hébert is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, cat, and assorted fish.