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The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry (Tish #1)

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Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was an American novelist and playwright best known for her mystery stories.

Rinehart's work is very different from the cliches of Rinehart criticism. It has a lot in common with hard-boiled school, in both style and subject. It also is part of the American school of "scientific" detection. In fact, all three groups, scient

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Paperback, 376 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Fredonia Books (NL) (first published 1911)
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Janelle
This was a collection of three short stories written in the early 1900's. The book was so much fun, and I loved the three middle aged spinsters who seemed to create havoc wherever they went. I would have liked to give this four stars, but I felt that the second and third stories were poorly structured.
The Librivox narrator was absolutely fantastic. I look forward to more from her and Mary Roberts Rinehart.
Julie Davis
Aug 06, 2013 Julie Davis rated it it was ok
Tish and her two friends are ladies of a "certain age" who solve mysteries and have adventures because Tish's interests are definitely NOT those of the usual spinster aunt.

Having injured her knee after an accident in her roadster, Tish discovers that there is a ghostly mystery in the hospital where she is a patient. Part of the fun is Rinehart's comic sensibility which is seen throughout the book. As has been observed elsewhere, Rinehart's comic mysteries are not on par with P.G. Wodehouse but d
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Feb 06, 2017 Amethyst Marie rated it really liked it
I want soooooo badly to give this book 5 stars. It's basically Golden Girls meets Murder She Wrote set in the 1910s. It was so much fun to read, and I plan on reading more of Rinehart's work in the future.

But I'm leaving off one star because of (SPOILERS) the last of three mysteries. A man kidnaps a young woman because he's in love with her, and she chooses to stay with him in the end. Lizzie, the narrator, acknowledges that he should've been jailed for kidnapping and assault if the whole thing
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Kathleen
I would have given this book four stars, but I didn't like how the title story (a mystery) ended. Tish and her friends are very interesting characters.
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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876-September 22, 1958) was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it", although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing.

Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special
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