The Album #2020

The Album By Mary Roberts Rinehart The Album On a quiet cul de sac an elderly invalid is slaughtered with an axeCrescent Place was once a peaceful country green surrounded by five tasteful suburban houses and populated by polite responsible ci
  • Title: The Album
  • Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • ISBN: 9780816166404
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Album By Mary Roberts Rinehart On a quiet cul de sac, an elderly invalid is slaughtered with an axeCrescent Place was once a peaceful country green surrounded by five tasteful suburban houses and populated by polite, responsible citizens But as the city enveloped it, the residents built a gate to keep the world out With each passing year, the subdivision grew stranger and stranger until it began to loOn a quiet cul de sac, an elderly invalid is slaughtered with an axeCrescent Place was once a peaceful country green surrounded by five tasteful suburban houses and populated by polite, responsible citizens But as the city enveloped it, the residents built a gate to keep the world out With each passing year, the subdivision grew stranger and stranger until it began to look like a time capsule of the 1890s In these houses are a husband and wife who fight constantly, and another couple who hasn t spoken to each other in two decades There is a widow in permanent mourning and a daughter whom the newspapers call psychotic And there is a bedridden old woman who is about to be killed with an axe.When her murder shatters the quiet of the little enclave, the tabloids delight in trumpeting the neighborhood s peculiarities But as the search for the killer intensifies, the area s strangest secrets have yet to be revealed.
    The Album By Mary Roberts Rinehart The Album Deluxe by Teyana Taylor on Apple Music The Album explores the multifaceted experiences with romance and motherhood that play such a major role in the singer songwriter and dancer s life When I first started on this album, I wasn t pregnant, The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart THE ALBUM is one of her best and offers a wonderful look into upper middle class domestic life between the two World Wars It s difficult today to imagine a time when privacy was valu The Album The Firm album The Punisher The Album THE ALBUM COMPANY Home The album is suitable for use from pre school to grade We have even included a family tree and a baby page Some of the pages are suitable for direct participation with your child through his or her Teyana Taylor On Releasing The Album On Juneteenth And Jun , Teyana Taylor s third musical project, simply titled The Album, is a sprawling work of tracks that sends a clear message She s done compromising her creative vision Daniel Album The Fate of the Furious The Album rowsThe first single of the album Go Off, was released on March , The song was The Album United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The album also contains photographs taken most likely in the aftermath of that very same December , , air raid These photographs were taken just weeks prior to the SS evacuation of the camp to
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    1. Mary Roberts Rinehart

      Mary Roberts Rinehart August 12, 1876 September 22, 1958 was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie She is considered the source of the phrase The butler did it , although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the Had I But Known school of mystery writing.Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles Many of her books and plays were adapted for movies, such as The Bat 1926 , The Bat Whispers 1930 , and The Bat 1959 While many of her books were best sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries.

    445 thoughts on “The Album”

    1. This novel takes place on a quiet cul de sac, shaped like a crescent, where time seems to have stood still Five families, five or secrets, and someone is killing them slowly.There is a lot of suspense in this book, and Mrs Roberts seems to have had a knack for story telling that keeps the reader interested Her style in this book is in the form of a report written by one of the people who live in The Crescent, and Roberts masterfully uses foreshadowing as an additional tool besides the usual for [...]


    2. Good read, confusing endingOverall I found this to be a pretty good mystery As it started off it felt kind of Sherlock Holmes ish with the seemingly perfect crime that seemed impossible to solve I don t want to ruin the ending but I will say that I was somewhat let down There was so much going on and so many characters to keep up with that I couldn t focus on what was actually happening.


    3. I m trying really hard not to giggle to myself while I m writing this review For some strange reason I enjoy listening to Christmas music when it s extremely hot outside It seems to take my mind of the fact that if I step outside, I ll melt into a puddle Not something I would really look forward too So juxtapose the idea of writing a review for a book where not one murder, but 4 murders take place all the while Dean Martin and Perry Como are singing some of my favorite Christmas songs Not sure i [...]


    4. Intriguing scenario Read it because of that plus I recall hearing of the author as one of the popular classics It was disappointing due to the sheer number of suspects, schemes, interrelated characters revealed only as the story unfolds further mudding the storyline , unclear back story connections, and victims It was just overdone and too confusing to be enjoyed to the fullest extent I didn t dislike it but am not interested in reading her other works.


    5. This was a good mystery with lots of twists and turns I liked the writing style The narrator was re telling the events of the week and when different pieces of information were learned It jumped around a lot and there was a lot of foreshadowing which got you hooked I would definitely read another book by this author.



    6. Mary Roberts Rinehart is still one of the best mystery thriller writers out there Does it matter that these books were published in the early twentieth century No The mysteries are still good and spooky and the heroine smart and resourceful.


    7. This story is told by Lou in bits and pieces as she sees or learns about events A crazy person with a psychotic heart kills a lot of people once her original plan goes awry The narrative is deliberately choppy and really builds the suspense.


    8. TerrificOld fashioned, old speech, old customs, old society but still a wonderful and complicated story Will read this author again for certain.


    9. I love to be surprised by a book Did not expect to enjoy this story so much A different style, but worth the effort


    10. A bit on the long side and twists and turns just kept coming, probably long after they should ve but still quite enjoyable in the way that I ve come to expect from Rinehart s books.




    11. I think you re either a Mary Roberts Rinehart fan or you aren t There s nothing in between She s been ridiculed for her heavy handed use of fore shadowing, but she was a fine writer with a feminine eye for detail and personalities She was prolific, but if any of her books weren t up to standard, I ve missed themE ALBUM is one of her best and offers a wonderful look into upper middle class domestic life between the two World Wars It s difficult today to imagine a time when privacy was valued and [...]


    12. Set during prohibition, the narrator is a twenty seven year old spinster While the world around her is changing rapidly, the neighborhood she lives in is set in their ways, still clinging to a world that was all but gone Every day, every week is exactly the same Which is what makes the murder of one of the residents all the astonishing As are the secrets like the fact that the victim was hording gold all the interesting.The internal dialogue in Louisa s Lou, the narrator mind meant that we as [...]


    13. I hadn t realized this author was of a contemporary of Agatha Christie or, actually, a bit earlier when I started reading the book, so the style of writing was a bit of a surprise I ve actually already essentially forgotten the ending, but things like this leak out of my head easily I enjoyed nibbling away at this one each night.


    14. A locked room mystery of sorts How well do you know your neighbors How far would you go to preserve appearances While some weakness in the mystery aspect, some of the characters manage to surprise the reader A quick read.


    15. BB IB 1.99 really liked this book It had a very involved plot that had me guessing for a long time.I will definitely read of her books.



    16. Circuitous plot Very interesting storylines I enjoyed the many twists and turns This book held my interest all the way A great read.


    17. What a great book If you love a good mystery this is the writer for you Let me quote from another reviewer She was the forerunner of the Had I But Known school in fact she may have been the whole school Example Had I but known what tragedy awaited us all, I would ve never picked up that dead fish, or whatever It will indeed drive you crazy at times She has a habit of talking about a clue before it has fallen into the stream of the narrative Don t bother rereading and thinking What necklace or Wh [...]


    18. I ve heard the author described as the American Agatha Christie and she certainly earned that title with her convoluted plot, myriads of suspects and setting She used an unusual approach to foreshadowing by letting the reader know, for example, that there would be a certain number of murders to come but holding one in suspense until they happened This is an unusually busy time in my life and I don t think it was the best time for me to tackle this author since I had to read in fits and starts I [...]


    19. Really enjoyed reading this book.Really like Ms Rinehart s style of writing.Liked the idea that it didn t really read like a book written about life 90 years ago, or so.Was only reminded of the time period every once and awhile when short explanations about certain routines, habits, customs, words, etc were mentioned.However, it was too long for my taste, especially the last several chapters thatattempted to explain describe who did what and how very convoluted one chapter could have been used f [...]


    20. Roberts is the master of the if I had only known style of mystery writing This book takes that to a whole new level I agree with the reviewers who found the mystery very interesting, but the ending confusing and convoluted There are so many characters Many of whom are very similar I do enjoy Roberts use of low key humor and insights into human nature.


    21. Rinehart relies heavily on foreshadowing to build and maintain suspense It s something she is known for, so it has to be expected However, that technique isn t always satisfying for me, and this book especially mixed in things we don t know yet in the narration That back and forth tended to bug me So that is part of why the rating isn t higher.



    22. GoodstoryInteresting characters Not much that I can think of right now Not sure I would read any of her other books.


    23. Some of the wording and phrases were confusing I had to reread a lot of those to figure to understand the concept of them Changing times of wording is interesting All in all a pretty good read.


    24. Good God, was this a confusing slog I d never read Rinehart before, and many aspects of this book aligned with what I d heard about her work multiple murders, a female protagonist, and lots of foreshadowing I lost count of how many times the protagonist remarked If we d only known or When we found the truth out later or That would only make sense when we discovered All the murders were telegraphed beforehand there was no surprise in their discovery This story, which concerns four murders on a re [...]



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