The Window at the White Cat (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
Picked this up from LibriVox and I recommend it highly for the narrration by Robert Keiper which is pure delight. His introduction reads:
When a clumsy, well-meaning lawyer gets involved with a pair of delightful old maids and a beautiful girl, he must acquire some of the skills of his friends the detective and the newspaperman to solve the puzzle of The White Cat. That’s the name of a back-street political club serving beers, political favors and, occasionally, murder.There is a wick ...more
today's authors think sex and and blood and convoluted plots make for fine writing. they're wrong. normal characters, believable dialogue, and interesting plots, along with solid writing skills make a book such as The WIndow at the White Cat a timeless classic. Modern readers might bemoan the lack of technology and the difference a cell phone would have made to the story, but this story was written in a different time, with different values. That ...more
A corrupt politician (are there other kinds‽) abruptly disappears. His daughter hires a lawyer, our hero, to find him. He only begins his search before the girl's elderly aunt also disappears without a trace, giving the lawyer two mysteries to solve .
The White Cat in the b...more
I will say that I can't imagine a worse reading voice than the one that this publishing house (Tantor) uses. Sheesh it is awful.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Her name is synonymous with ingenious mystery. She is
the author of over sixty chilling masterworks, and her
millions of fans are a testament to her unequaled
skill at weaving intrigue adn villainy into
spine-tingling tales of suspence...
The Window At The White Cat
Attorney Jack Knox adored the beautiful Margery
Fleming, but unfortuntely she adored teh
less-than-reputable Harry Wardrop. If that wasn't
enough of a headac ...more
The version I read was a Kindle public-domain transcript. Despite its stated publication date, it was first written and published in 1910, which, when I looked that up, made the story flow better for me.
Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special ...more