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The Album
 
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Mary Roberts Rinehart
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The Album

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  4 reviews
On a quiet cul-de-sac, an elderly invalid is slaughtered with an axe

Crescent Place was once a peaceful country green surrounded by five tasteful suburban houses and populated by polite, responsible citizens. But as the city enveloped it, the residents built a gate to keep the world out. With each passing year, the subdivision grew stranger and stranger—until it began to lo...more
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Published by G. K. Hall & Company (first published January 1st 1933)
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Ryan G
I'm trying really hard not to giggle to myself while I'm writing this review. For some strange reason I enjoy listening to Christmas music when it's extremely hot outside. It seems to take my mind of the fact that if I step outside, I'll melt into a puddle. Not something I would really look forward too. So juxtapose the idea of writing a review for a book where not one murder, but 4 murders take place; all the while Dean Martin and Perry Como are singing some of my favorite Christmas songs. Not...more
Kel
This story is told by "Lou" in bits and pieces as she sees or learns about events. A crazy person with a psychotic heart kills a lot of people once her original plan goes awry. The narrative is deliberately choppy and really builds the suspense.
Kristina
Mary Roberts Rinehart is still one of the best mystery/thriller writers out there. Does it matter that these books were published in the early twentieth century? No. The mysteries are still good and spooky and the heroine smart and resourceful.
Theresa Larson
I would have given this book a 4, but the first part of the book was hard to get into.
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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...more
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