Buddy Read: Reading progress update: I've read 59%.

The Circular Staircase - Mary Roberts Rinehart

“Doctor Walker,” I said tartly, “I fail to see any humor in the situation. Since I came here, one man has been shot, and another one has died from shock. There have been intruders in the house, and strange noises. If that is funny, there is something wrong with my sense of humor.”

“You miss the point,” he said, still good-naturedly. “The thing that is funny, to me, is that you insist on remaining here, under the circumstances. I should think nothing would keep you.”

“You are mistaken. Everything that occurs only confirms my resolution to stay until the mystery is cleared.”

I'm enjoying this. It's like Murder She Wrote but set in previous decade. Just like J.B. Fletcher, our MC seems to somewhat attract mayhem and the scorn of the local physician.