Volunteers outside the USA: Mary Roberts Rinehart died in 1958. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
Source text (please DPL only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/330Minnie Waters has been running the Hope Spring health resort for many years with her father, Doctor Waters, when he suddenly passes away. The ownership of Hope Springs hangs in the balance when the will states the Doctor’s good-for-nothing grandson will inherit the resort but unfortunately, he is nowhere to be found. Minnie must try to save the spa with the help of family, friends, and actors while adhering to the strict demands of the will. While this book is not a typical Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery story, it is full of comedy, shenanigans, intrigue, and deception that is sure to keep readers entertained and wondering what will happen next! (Summary by Jenn Broda)
Link to Scritps: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1p90CgO0kFfpOQ-mfC9ViETm9LOnfjq6z?usp=sharing
Character List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17-stvTKlYx5HSctXdtPz3ALZ4VjbtGqDB-OCxibsM4g/edit?usp=sharing
All roles are gender neutral. No multiple claims at this time please.
Parts DPL: jennlea
Final Chapter DPL: wib66
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Genres for the project: Dramatic Readings; Humorous Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: Mystery, cozy mystery, humorous mystery
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
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MC to select: dlolso21
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