Mary Roberts Rhinehart

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Birthday
12, 1876
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 22, 1958 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1876
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 22, 1958 (82)

About

An American mystery writer, she is particularly known for her Miss Cornelia Van Gorder, Letitia Carberry, and Hilda Adams books. She wrote, in addition to novels, hundreds of short stories and poems and several plays and works of non-fiction.

Before Fame

She graduated from the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses in 1896. She published her first novel, The Man in Lower Ten, in 1906.

Trivia

She is often called the American Agatha Christie.

Family Life

She was the Pennsylvania-born daughter of an inventor father. She married Stanley Marshall Rinehart; they later had three sons.

Associated With

Ogden Nash parodied one of her stories.

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