Author:Mary Roberts Rinehart

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Mary Roberts Rinehart
(1876–1958)
American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie. Best remembered for her mystery books, The Circular Staircase (1908), The man in Lower Ten (1906) and her humorous books of the character Tish. She also created a costumed super-criminal called "the Bat", cited by Bob Kane as one of the inspirations for his "Batman." — Excerpted from Mary Roberts Rinehart on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pen names: Mary Rinehart
Mary Roberts Rinehart


Works[edit]

(Incomplete list)

Novels and plays[edit]

Series[edit]

Miss Cornelia Van Gorder[edit]

Letitia (Tish) Carberry[edit]

Hilda Adams[edit]

  • The Buckled Bag (1914)
  • Locked Doors (1914)
  • Miss Pinkerton (1932)
  • Haunted Lady (1942)
  • The Secret (1950)

Short story collections[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Non-fiction Travelogues, etc.[edit]

  • Through Glacier Park in 1915, or Seeing America First with Howard Eaton, (illustrated, 1915) Project Gutenberg
  • Tenting Tonight: A Chronicle of Sport and Adventure in Glacier Park and Cascade Mountains (1918) Project Gutenberg
  • The Out Trail (1923)
  • Why I Believe in Scouting for Girls Project Gutenberg

Autobiography[edit]

  • Kings, Queens, and Pawns: An American Woman at the Front (1915) Project Gutenberg
  • My Story (1931, revised 1948)

Films: Information on films for which she wrote the scripts, or which were based on her stories, can be found at [imdb.com]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1958, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.