The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry (Tish #1)
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...more
The Librivox narrator was absolutely fantastic. I look forward to more from her and Mary Roberts Rinehart.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special ...more