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The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Nov 25, 10

bookshelves: mystery
Read in September, 2010 — I own a copy

This novel, like The Man in Lower Ten, has another cast of quirky characters. Unlike the previous novel, it's written from a woman's point of view, and it seemed less convoluted, whilst still packing plenty of action and twists and turns. I liked the characters, and enjoyed the mystery, and again, I couldn't figure out who the murderer was. There were a couple of times when I found the story a little too unbelievable, but overall I found it enjoyable. The only thing that bothered me about this book were the racial overtones, but I understand that it was just a product of its era. Other than that, good descriptions of the era, good humour and plenty of spookiness and suspense spread throughout, what more could you ask for? This was another great find from Amazon Kindle-I guess I'll keep looking there for all the out of print mysteries I want to read.
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