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When a Man Marries

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Book Overview: 

A divorced playboy hosts a dinner party complete with a stand in wife to placate his aunt who financially supports him. When his chef is hospitalized with smallpox symptoms, the fun begins. Throw in an ex-wife, a mystery, and a little romance and you have a comedy of side splitting proportions

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Anne Brown was getting over her tears and now she turned on me in a temper.

"It's all your fault," she said. "I was going to stay at home and get a little sleep—"

"Well, you can sleep now," Dallas broke in. "There'll be nothing to do but sleep."

"I think you haven't grasped the situation, Dal," I said icily. "There will be plenty to do. There isn't a servant in the house!"

"No servants!" everybody cried at once. The Mercer girls stopped giggling.

"Holy cats!" Max stopped in the act of hanging up his overcoat. "Do you mean—why, I can't shave myself! I'll cut my head off."

"You'll do more than that," I retorted grimly. "You will carry coal and tend fires and empty ash pans, and when you are not doing any of those things there will be pots and pans to wash and beds to make."

Then there WAS a row. We had worked back to the den now, and I stood in front of the fireplace and let the storm. . . Read More

Community Reviews

3.5 stars

Mary Roberts Rinehart is best remembered today as a mystery writer, but When a Man Marries is a classic screwball comedy - complete with a feisty female lead, mistaken identities, romance, witty repartee and a cast of befuddled high-society types. Jewelry thefts and mysterious happenings ar

I know people who gnash their teeth about e-readers, but the Kindle has been responsible for introducing me to some really great pre-copyright authors, and Mary Roberts Rinehart (aka "the American Agatha Christie") is a prime example. She was one of the most popular and prolific writers of her time.

What a great work of laughable entertainment - I thoroughly enjoyed this read from 1909 and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nonsensical, slight mystery/slight romantic comedy. It's similar in humor to P. G. Wodehouse but perhaps with more sarcasm than straight silliness.

It's not the char

4 1/2 stars

Now this is my kind of humor! Madcap to be sure, but not inane and NOT just a parade of snappy one-liners. This is exactly what a farce should be. I found it laugh-out-loud funny in places.

The only farce I have read that was any better than this is 'The Grand Sophy' by Georgette Heyer.


This is a fun story - a bunch of friends, upper crust types, get quarantined in a house together while having a party where they are trying to fool the home owner's aunt into believing the heroine is his wife, which she is not. Lies, misunderstandings, domestic troubles (none of them can take care o

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