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The Confession

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An absorbing mystery from a modern master of the genre. Agnes Blakiston did not want to rent the old parsonage and soon came to regret it. At night the phone would ring and there would be unseen visitors. Was the house haunted? And did Miss Emily have a secret to terrible she would rather die than reveal it?
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published 1917)
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I came across this free download while browsing in the Kindle store. I haven't read anything by Mary Roberts Rinehart in decades so I thought I'd try it for old times' sake. I'm not sorry I did. It was an enjoyable old fashioned mystery. A spinster and her maid rent an old house in a village for the summer. The original idea was to have some nieces and nephews to stay but it doesn't work out that way and they are alone with the cook most of the time. The old lady who rents them the house has ask ...more
Jenn Estepp
I maybe would've liked this a wee bit better if it wasn't my, I don't know, fourth or fifth Mary Roberts Rinehart? She definitely had a groove and, while not completely sticking to it, moved pretty comfortably in it for multiple books. i.e., older lady and her less-educated companion rent a remote house for the summer and then spookiness goes down that they must get to the bottom of. I think the other books are better, but this passed the time adequately and I won't complain too much about thing ...more
Perfect mystery for reading near the end of October. Even though there turns out to be a perfectly reasonable and logical explanation for the events of the book, Ms Rinehart builds a creepy atmosphere that sent chills up my spine more than once. I believe if she had ever turned her hand to the writing of "ghost stories," Ms Rinehrat would have been an uncommon success at it given her talent for creating the proper atmosphere of suspense.
This is a fun mystery that I really enjoyed. Mary Roberts Rinehart is overshadowed by others like Agatha Christie, but she's worth exploring. She was a very prolific writer as well.
Such a wonderfully written story. I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you love to read for the sake of reading, I highly recommend this.
Marts  (Thinker)
Agnes Blakiston rents a house, but soon begins wondering if its haunted and whats Miss Emily's big secret...
A sad mystery, and the elderly spinster did not solve it but tried.

A tale filled with fear, suspicion, and concern for an elderly lady.
my first read downloaded free from the library onto nook!
Okay, rather old timey and Agatha Christie.
A really enjoyable little mystery.
Old fashioned formula mystery.
Agatha Christy-like
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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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