The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart's classic young adult mysteries can be described as a combination of adventure and detection.

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The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart


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  • Mass Market Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 6.90 x 4.20
  • Publisher: Kensington Mass Market; (February 1997)
  • ISBN: 1575661357


    Reader Reviews
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful: Not at all dated, May 31, 2000 Reviewer: A reader from Sevierville, TN This book was written in 1912, but unless readers take the time to check out the publication history in the front of the book, they will probably never guess that this book is almost a century old. The Case of Jenny Brice is still an intriguing murder mystery with a realistic heroine. What strikes me most about this (and others by Rinehart) is that as you read, you don't think, "This is an amazing book to have been written 100 years ago." You think simply, "What an amazing book." This is a very short book, actually more of a novella, which makes it an excellent book to read when you can take a day just to enjoy a good mystery. The Case of Jenny Brice is atmospherically set during a flood in a boardinghouse of a poor Pittsburgh neighborhood. From the very beginning, Rinehart develops a real sense of place. Unlike too many amateur detectives in novels, this heroine has a believable reason for being involved in the case. Again, seen as a product of 1912, Miss Pittman is an especially extraordinary woman, but even without that in mind, she is a convincing character. The Case of Jenny Bright has been referred to as not one of Rinehart's most outstanding mysteries, but in light of the stiff competition from her other novels, that is not really a criticism. Compared with many of today's better mysteries, The Case of Jenny Bright holds its own. It is not just a curiosity because of its age; it is a fascinating mystery in its own right.

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