Mystery, desperate and baffling, is frankly the thing in this new Rinehart novel. The sudden, unaccountable disappearance of a well-known actress; a thrilling case of mistaken identity; a network of... More > incriminating circumstances pointing to the guilt of the actress' husband; a chain of evidence establishing a substantial alibi; clews galore indicating a score of possibilities; a jury trial; a strange love plot;--all these go to make this tale more intense than any previous work, yet it retains humor and good cheer.< Less
The flood brings in not only the muddy waters but a series of suspicious clues that convinced Mrs. Pitman, a boarding house keeper, that a murder has been committed at her boarding house. Jennifer... More > Ladley aka Jennie Brice is missing and with the help of Mr. Holcombe, a quirky gentleman with a passion for mysteries, they embark on a quest for the truth behind the disappearance of Jennie Brice.< Less
About the Book-
Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 – September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14... More > years before Christie's.She is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it", although she did not actually use the phrase. She is considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing. She also created a costumed supercriminal called "the Bat", who was cited by Bob Kane as one of the inspirations for his "Batman."
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This book should be of importance to anyone having an interest in the Edwards and Hay families of Dickenson County, VA, especially in the Brice Hamilton & Sarah Hay Edwards family. As well as... More > others interested in information on Thomas Edwards, died 1751 in Lunenburg County, VA; and John Hay, died 1799 in Charlotte County, VA. The book includes photographs, maps, deeds, wills, military records and is divided into eight chapters on the Edwards and Hay ancestors. Brice & Sarah’s family includes information on all 15 of their children, 121 grandchildren, and includes an index for all of their descendants.< Less
"Lie Hard" is Brice Wullus’s tale of intrigue, romance, and murder woven with twists, turns, and laughs. Tall, rugged, hard-nosed John McLaid is a P.I. whose attention is split... More > between nailing an arrogant crime lord, and finding time for his girlfriend, dazzling Adriana Abilio. Or should it be, 'split his time between finding the crime lord, and nailing his girlfriend?' Whatever. Bright and confident, Adriana helps John with his investigation, though no one is as he appears, and supposed allies are big question marks. And the more they dig, the more muddled everything gets. A murder complicates things. Can John slog his way through the felonious quagmire to discover who's really pulling the strings? When Adriana joins him in telling hard lies, will he untwist the tangle of deceit working with her beside him? Will they get the killer before getting themselves killed? Chasing the bad guys can be dangerous. Chasing a skirt even more so. Does a wedding band await him? Or a shallow grave? What's the difference?< Less