The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions (1916)
(1914) A Story of Love, Mystery and a Private Yacht
A Chronicle of Sport and Adventure in Glacier Park and the Cascade Mountains (1917)
or, Seven Days The novel version of the play Seven Days (1910)
(1906) The first novel in Rinehart's series with Miss Cornelia Van Gorder, the second in the series being The Bat (1920)
A Travelogue Seeing America First With Howard Eaton (1916) FOREWORD There are many to whom new places are only new pictures. But, after much wandering, this thing I have learned, and I wish I had learned it sooner: that travel is a matter, not only of seeing, but of doing. It is much more than that. It is a matter of new human contacts. It is not of places, but of people. What are regions but the setting for life? The desert, without its Arabs, is but the place that God forgot. To travel, then, is to do, not only to see. To travel best is to be of the sportsmen of the road. To take a chance, and win; to feel the glow of muscles too long unused; to sleep on the ground at night and find it soft; to eat, not because it is time to eat, but because one's body is clamoring for food; to drink where every stream and river is pure and cold; to get close to the earth and see the stars-this is travel.
(1908) A Mystery This novel became Rinehart's first best-seller. It is among the first in the "Had I but known" genre of mystery novels. The "HIBK" genre is associated with several works of Rinehart, in which a middle-aged spinster is persuaded by her niece and nephew to rent a country house for the summer. The house they choose belonged to a bank defaulter who had hidden stolen securities in the walls. The gentle, peace-loving trio is plunged into a series of crimes solved with the help of the aunt. This novel is credited with being the first in the "Had-I-But-Known" school. Rachel is a spinster who has had custody of her orphaned niece and nephew since they were children. Halsey and Gertrude are now 20 and 24, respectively, and they talk Rachel into renting a house in the country for the summer. The first night Rachel is there, there is a mysterious trespasser and something falls down the stairs in the middle of the night. The second night, after Halsey and Gertrude have arrived, there is a murder, and Halsey and the friend he抯 brought to stay disappear. Halsey returns a few days later, without his friend and without an explanation, but by then many other developments have occurred, to the chagrin of the residents.
An American Woman at the Front (1915) Autobiographical
(1913) A crime novel set in 1904 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which since 1907 is part of the city of Pittsburgh. A blood-stained rope, and towel, and a missing tenant, Jenny Brice梐ll of which convince Mrs. Pittman that a murder has been committed in her boarding house. But without a body, the police say there is no case. Pittman tries to ferret out the killer by using the key to Jennie's apartment to investigate.