Miss Cornelia Van Gorder has left her New York City home for a vacation in an isolated country mansion with her beautiful young niece, neurotic maid, pompous butler and a mysterious but genteel young man, only to find herself the victim of a elusive master criminal, the Bat.The spirited and headstrong spinster is not easily fazed until one stormy night when she stumbles on a corpse. She musters all her nerves to play the vicious killer's deadly game and confront the Bat once and for all. The Bat, which draws from The Circular Staircase but adds some new plot complexities - namely the villainous Bat - shows Rinehart at the height of her career and is considered her greatest work.More
The creator of Batman, Bob Kane, has cited the title character in this novel from America’s first great mystery writer, Mary Roberts Rinehart, as the inspiration for the "caped crusader".
The Bat, co-written by Avery Hopwood in 1920, is about an unidentified criminal genius who has stolen over a million dollars and left a trail of murder victims. When wealthy spinster Cornelia Van Gorder arrives in her country house, she discovers that The Bat is rumored to be in the area. Soon, mysterious people begin showing up in her house.
Shelly Frasier brings a theatrical flair to her performance as she accentuates the fun in Rinehart’s colorful characters and hardboiled prose.
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Good radio drama
- Deborah A Evans