Mary Roberts Rinehart is considered to be the American equivalent of Agatha Christie. She is the author of the phrase "the butler did it." Rinehart has written hundreds of short stories, plays, travelogues and special interest articles. The Man in Lower Ten is classic Rinehart. An excerpt from this riveting mystery reads, "The man in it was on his back, the early morning sun striking full on his upturned face. But the light did not disturb him. A small stain of red dyed the front of his night clothes and trailed across the sheet; his half-open eyes were fixed, without seeing, on the shining wood above."