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Book reviews - The Circular Staircase

The Circular Staircase


Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Fans of golden-age mystery fiction, you're definitely in for a treat. This novel has it all: skillful writing, a drum-tight plot, and snappy, witty dialogue. The Circular Staircase is about Rachel Innes, a well-to-do woman of a certain age. Her Pittsburgh manse is in need of an overhaul, so she decides to spend some time at the country home of a friend to escape the hustle and bustle of the remodeling process. But what appears at first to be a quaint rural outpost soon reveals itself to be the epicenter of a beguiling puzzle.

US publication: 1907
Detective: Miss Cornelia Van Gorder
Genre: n/a