The Man in Lower Ten : Miss Cornelia Van Gorder

  • by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Narrated by Jim Killavey
  • Series: Miss Cornelia Van Gorder
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Man in Lower Ten was the first American detective novel to make the best seller list. It was Mary Roberts Rinehart's second mystery in the "had-I-but-known" school, which she pioneered. It followed closely upon the enormous success of The Circular Staircase and proved to be just a popular.Lawrence Blakely, attorney-at-law, sets off by train to deliver valuable documents in a criminal case. Along the way he encounters romance, treachery, a murder in which he is implicated, and, finally, a train wreck.

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Worth the price

I mostly enjoyed this book though it went on a bit too long. It was an old fashioned story of love and murder.
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- Elaine

One of my "Go To" Books

Only the fact that the hero - a decent, polite, self-centered, and introspective young attorney - may well sound like the way Jim Killavey portrays him, makes it possible to tolerate the narrator.

Having said that, the book is a wonderful period piece, with an good mystery and a lot of very amusing goings on, and I find it a good antidote when I have been listening to more difficult books.

Although she is not in Edith Wharton's class for fine literature, Mary Roberts Rinehart gives a similar, but much gentler portrayal of the upper middle class life in her time, of which The Man in the Lower Ten is a great example. .
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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2009
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings