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    January 23, 2012


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    Bev@My Reader's Block

    You beat me to this one, Les! It's on my list for the Murder by the Numbers category. I'm not going to check out your full review until I have a chance to read it myself.

    Les Blatt

    I think you'll enjoy it, Bev. Waiting with interest to read your review!


    I read this - last year, I think. As usual Mary Roberts Rinehart rarely disappoints. Though this one was not my special favorite, I still enjoyed it.

    I'm a big fan of Rinehart so it's great to see you joining the team, Les. :)

    Les Blatt

    I do enjoy Rinehart, Yvette. I reviewed "The Circular Staircase" a while back, a book which I think is still THE quintessential Rinehart. She has been much underrated by many critics, I think, and I'm glad to see that there appears to be some revival of interest in her books. She deserves it, IMHO.

    Peggy Ann

    I am starting this book today! I love Mary Roberts Rinehart. and I really like your blog!

    Les Blatt

    Thanks, Peggy Ann. I hope you enjoy the book.


    I haven't written my review for this one yet, sometime soon though, and as much as I love Rinehart this isn't my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it, and would take it over most mysteries written by other authors, but something was missing for me. I'm still not sure what that was, hence the slacking on writing my review.

    Les Blatt

    I'll be very interested to see your review and where you think the book went wrong for you, Ryan. I enjoy Rinehart; of course, The Man in Lower Ten is one of her earliest efforts and her skills were still developing.

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