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    • Dangerous Days

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Clifford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dangerous Days opens in a still-neutral America, though within a year, the country will have joined the European alliance against the Central Powers in the First World War. Clayton Spencer, a successful industrialist and owner of a munitions plant, finds himself facing several problems: not only anarchism and German sabotage, but also the prospect of a deteriorating marriage and of a son who all too often shares his mother's frivolous and essentially self-concerned point of view. 

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Album

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For years, the five families on exclusive Crescent Place lived in peaceful seclusion. But that changed when old Mrs. Lancaster was found brutally murdered with an ax. Suddenly, motives and suspects are developing at a rapid pace, and when the killer strikes again - and again - Louisa Hall knows it's up to her to discover the clues that will develop a picture of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Abum

    • By jill phillips on 06-04-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Collection of Haunting Tales

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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    This ghostly, sometimes ghastly, collection includes "The Buckled Bag" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, "The Tapestried Room" or "The Lady in the Saque" by Sir Walter Scott, "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and "The Lost Ghost" by Mary Wilkins Freeman.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Yellow Room

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As far as Carol Spencer is concerned, the war has spoiled everything. She and Don had been engaged for years and were on the verge of marriage when he was shot down in the South Pacific, leaving Carol on the verge of spinsterhood at 24. She wants to take some kind of job in the war effort, but her invalid mother demands that Carol accompany her to the family’s summer home in Maine. But when they arrive at the faded mansion, they find it completely locked up. The servants are gone, the lights are dark - and there is a body in the closet.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Door

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Sarah Gittings, Elizabeth Bell's family nurse, has just been brutally murdered. But all thoughts of a homicidal maniac running amok are banished when the evidence reveals that Sarah actually knew and trusted her murderer. Now, Elizabeth Bell is about to discover that her staid and orderly household harbors more than one suspect with a motive - and unfortunately, more than one victim.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster 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 our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous.” So begins The Circular Staircase, a book which has been hailed as the best novel by the most important American woman mystery writer of our time.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • When a Man Marries

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Karen Commins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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    New York socialite Kit McNair decides to host an impromptu dinner party at the home of her friend, Jimmy Wilson, to cheer him up following his divorce. What could possibly go wrong?

    Regular price: £15.29

    • The Buckled Bag

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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    Hilda Adams' life as a nurse has become a bit dull. As she approaches 30, she sees long, monotonous years of trained obedience to orders ahead of her. But a rascally patient, a police detective, sees in her the intelligence and discretion of a born criminal investigator. People confide in a private nurse; she could unearth clues that can crack a case. Her first case is the disappearance of Clare March, a wealthy debutante who has been missing without a trace for a month.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Red Lamp

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Porter has just inherited Twin Hollows, an isolated lakeside estate shrouded in mystery and doom. But William and his wife aren't easily swayed by ghost stories and whispered rumors. Until a shadowy apparition beckons to them from the undying glow of a red lamp. Is a stranger with a deadly purpose trying to frighten them away? Or are they being haunted by a chilling warning from the grave?

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Wall

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dazzling and devious Juliette was anything but popular with the upper class set she'd married in to. Her husband, Arthur, bought her off with a ruinously expensive divorce. But a few years later, Juliette turned up again - and days later she was dead. Almost everyone in the exclusive town had a motive for wanting Juliette dead. Now, it's up to skeptical Sheriff Russell Shand to pierce the wall of aristocratic silence, and find the ruthless killer.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Swimming Pool

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just as Lois Maynard is about to sell the family's summer home, her domineering and troubled older sister, Judith, returns and a mysterious murder disrupts the household.

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    • A very good story

    • By Gordon Barclay on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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    Rachel Innes rents a summer house that is full of hidden rooms and sinister happenings. Chilling horror, romance, and rollicking humor permeate this suspenseful mystery novel.

    Regular price: £16.29

    • The Man in Lower Ten

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    A young lawyer survives a ghastly train wreck only to be accused of murdering a man who accidentally fell asleep in the wrong berth! This is another whirlwind of a whodunit by the author of The Circular Staircase.

    Regular price: £16.29

    • The Window at the White Cat

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Yarman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Corrupt politician Allan Fleming has disappeared, and his daughter Margery asks attorney Jack Knox to find him. When Fleming turns up murdered at a sleazy social club called the White Cat, Margery commissions Knox to clear her fiancé, the less-than-scrupulous Harry Wardrop, of all suspicion. Trouble follows Margery when she moves in with her aunts, kind and docile Jane and irascible Lavinia. Aunt Jane disappears, leaving only a bloody handprint on the banister. Is she a victim of the murderer at the White Cat?

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    • Disappointing

    • By jill phillips on 10-12-17

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Confession

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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    Was that dear little lady Emily Benton guilty of murder, or was the written confession discovered by her tenant actually trumped up? This one will keep you guessing!

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Locked Doors

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intrepid private nurse/investigator is charged with the care of two young boys in a home full of conundrums. Both parents are fearful but refuse to leave their home and won't say why. The rugs have been rolled up and the furniture piled into the middle of each room. Their anxiety is catching, as Miss Adams too furtively watches for danger as she searches for clues. Why, she wonders, do they lock every door in the house? And who or what is the menace that terrifies them?

    Regular price: £7.89

    • The Circular Staircase

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twenty-year-old Halsey and 24-year-old Gertrude, nephew and niece of Rachel Inness, a well-to-do middle-aged spinster, talk Rachel into renting a large country house for the summer. Mysterious happenings occur the first night they are there, something or someone falls down the stairs in the middle of the night. A man is dead at the foot of the circular staircase. Now the question arises as to who he is and why was he in the house.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Amazing Interlude

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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    Winter 1914. Sara Lee Kennedy reads the newspaper account of the war in Europe and is appalled. Others in her sheltered Pennsylvania home are interested only in her coming marriage to solid, self-centered, Harvey. Struggling with compassion, Sara Lee feels compelled to help the suffering Belgian Army whose country is overrun by Germans. She defies her parents and travels alone to the front lines to help anyway she can. It is there she meets Henri, a Belgian officer.

    Regular price: £18.69

    • State vs. Elinor Norton

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The trial was a media sensation. Right from the start, Elinor Norton had confessed to committing the gruesome murder. But was it the truth? What had actually happened that dark afternoon on her bleak and isolated estate? And when the jury handed in its verdict, would it read guilty or innocent?

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Two Flights Up

    • By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A boarder comes to live with three women and finds them frighteningly strange. From the outside, it seems like the three women of the Bayne house are frozen in time. There is Mrs. Bayne, an aging widow obsessed with propriety; her sister, Margaret, a spinster whose desperate loneliness is eating her from the inside out; and young Holly, a beautiful creature with a vibrancy that fades a little each day.

    Regular price: £18.29

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