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Mary Roberts Rineharts first two novels The Circular Staircase and The Man in Lower Ten inaugurate The Essential Rinehart Collection, a new book series destined to entertain readers for many years. The Circular Staircase tells the story of howMoreMary Roberts Rineharts first two novels The Circular Staircase and The Man in Lower Ten inaugurate The Essential Rinehart Collection, a new book series destined to entertain readers for many years. The Circular Staircase tells the story of how Miss Cornelia Van Gorder lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep newspapers and detectives happy and prosperous. The Man in Lower Ten is a legal thriller featuring a detective who builds up a network of clues that absolutely incriminate three entirely different people, only one of whom can be guilty. These novels, which combine mystery and adventure, demonstrate Rineharts tremendously vivid powers as a storyteller. Well-written and fast-paced, these mysteries will leave you eager to read the other volumes in this series.Author Biography: Mary Roberts Rinehart is a well-known mystery and romance writer. Her memorable tales often combine adventure, love, ingenuity, and humor in a style that is distinctly her own. She creates fast-paced, entertaining, and above all, surprising novels. Most of her fiction eventually erupts into the most startling plot twists imaginable. To this Mary adds a strong dose of realism in the depiction of modern life, with many different classes, corruption high and low, and a great diversity of characters. Marys stories have appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, and she is also a published playwright. The Essential Rinehart Collection brings together for the first time the best works of Mary Roberts Rinehart. This multi-volume series features her most interesting novels of mystery, romance, and adventure.