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Mary Roberts Rinehart and Her School


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Mary Roberts Rinehart's work is very different from the clichés of Rinehart criticism. It has a lot in common with hard-boiled school, in both style and subject. It also is part of the American school of "scientific" detection, like Arthur B. Reeve. In fact, all three groups, scientific, hard-boiled and Rinehart show common features. They form an American school that mixes adventure and detection. There is an attempt at realism in the depiction of modern life, with many different classes, corruption high and low, and a great diversity of characters. (From Mike Grost's Rinehart page.)

Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Circular Staircase - Novel

The Case of Jennie Brice - Novel

The Bat - Novel

Anne Austin

Murder at Bridge - Novel

Mary Hastings Bradley

The Fortieth Door - Novel

Susan Glaspell

A Jury of Her Peers - Short story - 5th story in collection

James Hay, Jr.

No Clue! A Mystery Story - Novel

Meredith Nicholson

The House of a Thousand Candles - Novel

Augusta Huiell Seaman

The Slipper Point Mystery - Novel

The Dragon's Secret - Novel

The Mystery at Number Six - Novel

Roy J. Snell

The Blue Envelope - Novel

John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees

The Hampstead Mystery - Novel

- Mike Grost's recommended reading

- A Hayworth-Queen Cornerstone

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