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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: FQ Books (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VRZ7P2
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,066,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rinehart was a mystery and romance writer.


Rebecca Burns is editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine, which has won numerous regional and national awards under her direction.
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This was the first book I ever read by Ms. Rinehart and it was a thrilling surprise.
Amazon Customer
The plot goes in and out of psychotic thinking that will digress you off the main story so... if you read it don't expect a great thriller or a good love story.
Jorge Frid
I know it takes a special person to write a novel but I think she could have made the story a little more exciting.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 16, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
This was the first book I ever read by Ms. Rinehart and it was a thrilling surprise. It would make an excellent film. The novel takes place on a ship where an axe murderer is on the loose and it has remnants of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Was None" It's a quick, exciting read and I highly recommend it.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Deborah McGrane on February 17, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the fast pace and chilling story, I was struck by how this book completely disregards the most fundamental rule in mystery stories: giving readers enough clues (no matter how twisted or incidental) to actually solve the crime on their own. I can't say more without spoiling the end of the novel, but I think this book would have made for a more satisfying read had the author played a little more fairly with her audience. As it is, I would highly recommend this book as a good horror novel, but not as a mystery.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Way on July 12, 2003
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This book, written in 1914, is great fun to read. The plot is relatively simple and the number of suspects limited. What adds to the fun are the mores of the early 20th century and how they differ from our own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elfbrick on May 5, 2011
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This is a great fast read. A slew of murders take place upon a yacht - who is the murderer? Will the crew and passengers make it to shore alive?

As with other free eBooks in this series there are typos (misspellings and missing punctuation), and diagrams are missing. The author's descriptions of the layout of the yacht are thorough enough, however, that with a close read the diagrams are not strictly necessary.

I agree with another reviewer that this author does not give the reader enough clues to solve the mystery on their own, but this is still a very entertaining read. It had me up past my bedtime, wanting more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JanRemarque on October 27, 2011
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This WAS a really good variation on the "locked room mystery." What more isolated place than on the open sea? Incidentally, today this type of mystery is becoming almost impossible to write because of technology, i.e. cell phones, etc.

For me, this story was much deeper than just the murders. One entire level was the constant terror everyone must have felt during every waking moment, the uncertainty of whether the person in front of them at that moment was the killer.

I do agree with another reviewer that there were absolutely no clues to the identity of the killer although there were plenty of red herrings. However, as a replier said, maybe Rinehart's goal was to simply showcase an injustice in real life. A very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne on June 7, 2011
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I listened to this book on CD . I fully enjoyed it. It was suspenseful, and although fairly short the main characters were well enough defined. The reader had great inflections in her voice. I agree with others that there was no way to really figure it out given the info available.
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MARY PRESENTS HERSELF AS A MAN. I THINK IT WORKS. SHE GIVES A NARRATIVE THAT KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED HER BOOKS. I WAS BORN IN PITTSBURGH, AS SHE WAS. I HAVE FOUR SONS, AS WELL. I HAD AN OLD FRIEND WHO ACTUALLY KNEW MARY. (A VERY OLD FRIEND, IF i MAY SAY SO) AND MY GRANDMOTHER, AFTER SHE BECAME A WIDOW, TOOK IN WASHING FOR MARY'S MOTHER, MRS. ROBERTS. SO THERE, WE ARE ALMOST RELATED. I HAVE NOT READ ALL OF HER BOOKS, BUT I LOVE THE RED LAMP, THE CONFESSION, THE DOOR-- AND II SEE FROM ALL OF THESE COMMENTS THAT I WILL HAVE TO START READING QUICKLY TO ENJOY ANOTHER TEN OR TWELVE OF MARY'S BEST. NOBODY HAS A BUTLER ANYMORE, OR A MAID, PERHAPS, BUT EVERYONE DOES IN MARY'S NOVELS, AND THEY ALL LIVE IN THE BIGGEST HOUSES. IT'S FUN TO READ THEM, TO PERHAPS GUESS WHO DONE IT! ONCE IT ACTUALLY WAS THE BUTLER! WHEN YOU BEGIN READING, YOU HAVE A HARD TIME PUTTING DOWN THE BOOK. EVEN TO EAT DINNER. I'VE JUST READ THE WANDERING KNIFE. I LOVE THE WAY SHE STARTS A CHAPTER WITH A SENTENCE LIKE, "CHARLES DIED TONIGHT". HUH? WHY AND WHO AND WHERE? SHE STUNS YOU. READ THE RED LAMP AND ENJOY IT. THE AFTER HOUSE WAS LOADS OF FUN AND CHILLING. READ!!!
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