Mary Ella Roberts Rinehart
Don't Fail To Read " When a Man Marries" "Ideas and hard work are the keys to all success" that is the mottc which hangs over the desk of Man Roberts Rinehart, whose new book "When a Man Marries, which wil be presented by The News in seria'! form, commencing Sunday. One othei thing haigs over her desk by way o inspiration a photograph of Ann.' Katherine Green. Under the influence of motto and picture she wrote he1 two successful mystery stories, "The Circular Staircase" and "The Man h Lower Ten." She toiled over ther intricate plots with the most untirim devotion. The seventy thousam words of "The Circular Staircase' she wrote in four weeks. "The Mar in Lower Ten" was a slower growth It is harder to do the second bool than the first. More people await the result. It will not do to repeat o: echo. Mrs. Rinehart took no chance of failure with "The Man in Lowe; Ten, but expended on its constructioi the utmost care. The idea which, with the hart work, was the key to the success o "The Circular Staircase" and "Tin Man in Lower Ten," was that if yoi should add humor to a mystery ston vou would secure a unique result. Tlv idea worked. The result put Mr. Rinehart in a class by herself. With an immense public assuret for this sort of thing, the easy course 1 n-nuld n-nuld n-nuld hnvp lippn to do this SOt't Oi thins once again. But then Mrs disor-; disor-; cult than to write a mystery stor; Rinehart dees not take tne eas: course. There's one thing more diffi with a comic pen. it is to wine comedy with a touch of mystery. The difference is vast. "When ' Man Marries" proves th?tt. If Mrs. Rinehart had failed witl her corned v novel she would hnv utterly lost her large and eager audi ence mere are no iu n. auuu j a i0ke anv more than there are abou an egg. it's either good or bad. Ant oh. the difference! j Mrs. Rinehart has not failed i jjer i0ie s capital. Her romane is ?. most fun out of I continuous sparkle of merriment. Anc so far from losing her mystery-mad mystery-mad mystery-mad public, she has enlarged it to in elude all Americans .with a sense o: humor. Of whom there are a few. Now here's the key idea to thi new success: it you wain to get w group of moderr society young people, isolate then on a desert island in the midst of i un-roariously a is city. It may be a trifle hard to ao But that is" just what Mrs. Rinehari does. And then for the hard work Slavery lies behind "When a Mai Marries." Such easy reading, you ma: be sure, was won only at the cost o infinite pains in writing. The nove had its birth in a short story. Out o' the short story grew a play, which has just been produced with grea success. Out of the short story ant the play, as slight foundation, gradu ally grew un the full structure of the comedy romance. Happily the laboi leaves no evidence of labor. The ar has concealed the art. Now has the severe sickness through whish Mrs Rinehart recently passed given a bit ter edge to the light-hearted light-hearted light-hearted merri ment of "When a Man Marries." o-tlaya liarm-.;ul )f n' on 5 .-room 7 '