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The Case of Jennie Brice

The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart
By: (1876-1958)

The flood brings in not only the muddy waters but a series of suspicious clues that convinced Mrs. Pitman, a boarding house keeper, that a murder has been committed at her boarding house. Jennifer Ladley aka Jennie Brice is missing and with the help of Mr. Holcombe, a quirky gentleman with a passion for mysteries, they embark on a quest for the truth behind the disappearance of Jennie Brice.

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THE CASE of JENNIE BRICE

By MARY ROBERTS RINEHART

Author of THE MAN IN LOWER TEN, WHEN A MAN MARRIES WHERE THERE'S A WILL, ETC.

Illustrated by M. LEONE BRACKER

1913

CHAPTER I

We have just had another flood, bad enough, but only a foot or two of water on the first floor. Yesterday we got the mud shoveled out of the cellar and found Peter, the spaniel that Mr. Ladley left when he "went away". The flood, and the fact that it was Mr. Ladley's dog whose body was found half buried in the basement fruit closet, brought back to me the strange events of the other flood five years ago, when the water reached more than half way to the second story, and brought with it, to some, mystery and sudden death, and to me the worst case of "shingles" I have ever seen.

My name is Pitman in this narrative. It is not really Pitman, but that does well enough... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 10, 2015
Subject: The Case of Jennie Brice
A good story with some interesting twists and turns, thought I had figured it out early on and then...... Nicely narrated by Wina Hathaway, you get used to her accent and translate some oddly pronounced words easily enough.


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