Books: Stoops to Folly

THE STATE VERSUS ELINOR NORTON— Mary Roberts Rinehart—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Authoress Mary Roberts Rinehart has written too many sensible murder stories for her own good. When in The State versus Elinor Norton she tries to show a lovely woman stooping to folly and finding too late that men betray, ghosts of The After House, The Door and The Album rise up to prevent her.

Elinor Norton is a poor little rich girl of the pre-War period. Her mother's plans for her do not include marriage to Carroll, summer neighbor who tells the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!