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Where There's a Will   By: (1876-1958)

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Where There's a Will by Mary Roberts Rinehart is a classic mystery novel that will keep readers hooked until the very last page. The story revolves around a wealthy family and the surprising events that occur after the patriarch's death. Rinehart's writing style is captivating, as she expertly weaves together intricate plot twists and interesting characters.

One of the standout elements of this book is the rich and complex character development. Each member of the family has their own secrets and motivations, making them all potential suspects in the various crimes that take place throughout the story. Rinehart excels in creating a web of suspicion, constantly keeping readers guessing as to who might be behind each incident.

The pacing of the novel is also commendable. Rinehart knows how to build and maintain suspense, constantly dropping hints and clues that propel the story forward. Just when readers think they have figured out what is happening, another unexpected turn of events occurs, throwing everything into question once again.

Furthermore, the atmospheric descriptions of the setting add an extra layer of depth to the story. Rinehart's vivid portrayal of the family's opulent mansion and the surrounding landscape creates a palpable sense of tension and unease. The reader feels fully immersed in the world of the characters, as they navigate through the dark secrets and hidden agendas that lay within the estate's walls.

If there is one critique to be made, it is that at times, the sheer number of characters and their individual storylines can be slightly overwhelming. However, Rinehart manages to tie everything together masterfully in the end, leaving no loose ends.

In conclusion, Where There's a Will is a compelling and well-crafted mystery novel that will satisfy any fan of the genre. Mary Roberts Rinehart's skillful storytelling and intricate plot make for an engaging read from start to finish. With its fascinating characters, suspenseful twists, and atmospheric setting, this book is a must-read for lovers of classic mystery fiction.

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WHERE THERE'S A WILL

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

CONTENTS

I I HAVE A WARNING II MISS PATTY ARRIVES III A WILL IV AND A WAY V WANTED AN OWNER VI THE CONSPIRACY VII MR. PIERCE ACQUIRES A WIFE VII AND MR. MOODY INDIGESTION IX DOLLY, HOW COULD YOU X ANOTHER COMPLICATION XI MISS PATTY'S PRINCE XII WE GET A DOCTOR XIII THE PRINCE PRINCIPALLY XIV PIERCE DISAPPROVES XV THE PRINCE, WITH APOLOGIES XVI STOP, THIEF! XVII A BUNCH OF LETTERS XVIII MISS COBB'S BURGLAR XIX NO MARRIAGE IN HEAVEN XX EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY XXI THE MUTINY XXII HOME TO ROOST XXIII BACK TO NATURE XIV LIKE DUCKS TO WATER XXV THE FIRST FRUITS XXVI OVER THE FENCE IS OUT XXVII A CUPBOARD FULL OF RYE XXVIII LOVE, LOVE, LOVE XXIX A BIG NIGHT TO NIGHT XXX LET GOOD DIGESTION

WHERE THERE'S A WILL

CHAPTER I

I HAVE A WARNING

When it was all over Mr. Sam came out to the spring house to say good by to me before he and Mrs. Sam left. I hated to see him go, after all we had been through together, and I suppose he saw it in my face, for he came over close and stood looking down at me, and smiling... Continue reading book >>




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