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The Bat

The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
By: (1876-1958)

The novelization of the play of the same name that had an initial run of 867 shows on Broadway and has been performed all over the world and been made into three movies over a span from 1926 to 1959. An intricate mystery, with a wide cast of characters. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd)

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The Bat

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Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood

CONTENTS

ONE THE SHADOW OF THE BAT TWO THE INDOMITABLE MISS VAN GORDER THREE PISTOL PRACTICE FOUR THE STORM GATHERS FIVE ALOPECIA AND RUBEOLA SIX DETECTIVE ANDERSON TAKES CHARGE SEVEN CROSS QUESTIONS AND CROOKED ANSWERS EIGHT THE GLEAMING EYE NINE A SHOT IN THE DARK TEN THE PHONE CALL FROM NOWHERE ELEVEN BILLY PRACTICES JIU JITSU TWELVE "I DIDN'T KILL HIM." THIRTEEN THE BLACKENED BAG FOURTEEN HANDCUFFS FIFTEEN THE SIGN OF THE BAT SIXTEEN THE HIDDEN ROOM SEVENTEEN ANDERSON MAKES AN ARREST EIGHTEEN THE BAT STILL FLIES NINETEEN MURDER ON MURDER TWENTY "HE IS THE BAT!" TWENTY ONE QUITE A COLLECTION

THE BAT

CHAPTER ONE

THE SHADOW OF THE BAT

"You've got to get him, boys get him or bust!" said a tired police chief, pounding a heavy fist on a table. The detectives he bellowed the words at looked at the floor. They had done their best and failed... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 19, 2015
Subject: The Bat
Good story Well narrated I can see how it would work well on stage
Reviewer: - May 28, 2014
Subject: The Bat
It is a good story, nice twists and well narrated.


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