Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart which are The Circular Staircase and The Bat. Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and articles. While many of her books were best sellers, critics were most appreciative of her murder mysteries. Many of her books and plays were adapted for movies, such as The Bat and The Circular Staircase - both published in this book. Novels selected for this book: - The Circular Staircase; - The Bat. This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.