The Circular Staircase
on this link link about the author and her books it says the big house in this book is generally believed to be the Singer mansion (below photo) in Wilkinsburg PA.
First book I read of this authors writings and it is the first book she wrote- 1908. Rachel Innes rents a country house for the summer and finds herself in the middle of a mystery with bits and pieces of unexpected unexplained happenings that can frustrate the reader after the first half of the book because nothing gets solved at that point, but you just take a break and then keep reading…
a link to her books below is an earlier photo of Mary Roberts Rhinehart
This wasn’t spectacular or very memorable, yet I enjoyed reading it at the time. I couldn’t figure it out as I kept reading. What would I rate it? On a 1- 10 (1 is tops…10 is bad) I’d say it is average/5.