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The Resource The red lamp, by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; introduction by Otto Penzler, (text large print)

The red lamp, by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; introduction by Otto Penzler, (text large print)

Label
The red lamp
Title
The red lamp
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Title variation
Otto Penzler presents : American mystery classics
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A professor tries to stop a murder spree, uncertain whether the culprit is man or ghost. An all-around skeptic when it comes to the supernatural, literature professor William Porter gives no credence to claims that Twin Towers, the seaside manor he's just inherited, might be haunted. He finds nothing mysterious about the conditions in which his Uncle Horace died, leaving the property behind; it was a simple case of cardiac arrest, nothing more. So, though his wife, more attuned to spiritual disturbance, refuses to occupy the main house, Porter convinces her to spend a summer at the estate and stay in the lodge elsewhere on the grounds. But not long after they arrive, Porter sees the evidence of haunting that the townspeople speak of: a shadowy figure illuminated by the red light of Horace's writing lamp, the very light that shone on the scene of his death. And though he isn't convinced that it is a spirit and not a man, Porter knows that, whichever it is, the figure is responsible for the rash of murders?first of sheep, then of people?that breaks out across the countryside. Somehow, though, the suspect eludes him every time and, in his pursuit, Porter risks implicating himself in the very crimes he hopes to solve. Written with atmospheric prose and tension that rises with every page, The Red Lamp is a hybrid of murder mystery and gothic romance that shows the "American Agatha Christie" at the height of her powers
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LBSOR/DLC
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1876-1958
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Rinehart, Mary Roberts
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3535.I73
LC item number
R4 2019
Literary form
novels
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Penzler, Otto
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print mystery
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  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Haunted houses
Target audience
adult
Label
The red lamp, by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; introduction by Otto Penzler, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862367
Lccn
2018052456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1074292223
  • (OCoLC)1074292223
Label
The red lamp, by Mary Roberts Rinehart ; introduction by Otto Penzler, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862367
Lccn
2018052456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1074292223
  • (OCoLC)1074292223

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