Author

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Mary Roberts Rinehart

American writer

1876   -   1958

genre: romance novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: journalist, novelist, poet, writer, screenwriter, nurse
award received: Edgar Award

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 12 years before Christie's first novel in 1920.Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase. Rinehart is also considered to have invented the "Had-I-but-Known" school of mystery writing, with the publication of The Circular Staircase (1908).
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Series

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Works

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The Double Alibi

1932 novel written by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1932

Haunted Lady

book by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1942

The Circular Staircase

1908 mystery novel by American Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1908

The After House

book by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1914

The Case of Jennie Brice

book by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1913

The Breaking Point

1923 Broadway three-act drama written by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

K.

book by Mary Roberts Rinehart

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

1915

The Man in Lower Ten

author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

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