The Case Of Jennie Brice
He had not overheard any words, but their voices were quarrelsome, and once he heard a chair or some article of furniture overthrown. Was awakened about two by footsteps on the stairs, followed by the sound of oars in the lower hall. He told his story plainly and simply. Under cross-examination admitted that he was fond of detective stories and had tried to write one himself; that he had said at the store that he would like to see that "conceited ass" swing, referring to the prisoner; that he had sent flowers to Jennie Brice at the theater, and had made a few advances to her, without success.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ReneH - LibraryThing
This is a vey fine mystery story. It is the first book I read by Mary Roberts Rineheart, and certainly not the last. The writer keeps us in tension until the last chapter and then still surprises us ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bjace - LibraryThing
Short but nifty mystery set in turn-of-century Pittsburgh. When Jennie Brice, a well-known actress, disappears from her boarding house during a flood, her landlady, an amateur detective and a young ... Read full review