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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart Narrator: Rebecca Burns Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Mary Roberts Rinehart has often been called the mistress of mystery. In fact, the phrase The butler did it originated in one of her books. In 1905 Rinehart entered a field exclusive to men: detective fiction. Now, nearly a century after she began her ground-breaking career, her celebrated thrillers still remain un-put-down-able masterpieces.

Rinehart's The Man in Lower Ten, the first American detective novel to make the best seller list, follows the investigation of the murder of a man in a sleeping car on a train. In this fast-paced thriller, the investigating detective builds up a network of clues that absolutely incriminate three entirely different people---only one of whom can be guilty. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 1/22/2014

    " I mostly enjoyed this very vintage American mystery, although there were a few bits that felt convuluted. And I was rather irked by what a damsel in distress the female character was - although I guess that's the only way the boy gets to be hero. Still, it seemed a wee bit exaggerated, even for the time (and the morals of said time). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doina | 1/7/2014

    " Overall, I found this book enjoyable. But, it was a little too convoluted. The story was interesting, the characters were interesting, the mystery was interesting, but there were so many twists and turns that I wonder how in the world the author managed to keep it all straight herself. It did keep me from guessing who the murderer was, but took away part of my enjoyment in the book. And I have to say that I looked everywhere for her books, most of which have been out of print for years, and I managed to find them through Amazon Kindle. I don't like reading e-books, but when on vacation, they're perfect as I can't pack too many books with all the new weight restrictions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/31/2013

    " Old-fashioned murder-on-a-train mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/20/2013

    " Lots of twists and turns. Fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/18/2013

    " Good but not great mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jowett | 12/3/2013

    " Man, the language makes this a hard plot to follow but it's worth reading. Half the time, I had no idea what was going on (also because if the difference in customs and etiquette, not just language) and I waited until the end of the book to have everything laid out for me, ha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/20/2013

    " Well written and great mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/18/2013

    " It's old and aged but I still devoured it and liked it. It was a bagatelle and fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty | 10/17/2012

    " Vintage mystery. Good fun, but too confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 9/16/2012

    " Very good story. I sort of figured out the ending but had to finish the book to be sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tobius | 11/23/2011

    " I found this story not that great, it was hard to follow and I was mostly just getting through it.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kessie | 9/15/2011

    " Great mystery! It kept me guessing until the end--so many suspects and motives! If I can write a mystery half as good someday, I'll call myself a writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 6/21/2011

    " Wow! A murder mystery so convoluted that I wonder that the author was able to keep track of all her characters and their actions. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Farrington Johnson | 2/1/2010

    " On par with Agatha Christie! Definitely going to read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharri | 11/22/2009

    " Very good mystery in the classic style. Loved the humor. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958), born in Pittsburgh, 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.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Burns is a published narrator of children’s books and books for young adult. Her published credits include Pollyanna, The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz, and numerous other classic titles.