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Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The all-too-common phrase "the butler did it" is commonly attributed to Mary Roberts Rinehart Mary was a very popular writer who authored over 50 books, many of which became best-sellers. Known as "the American Agatha Christie," Mary also a playwright at one point had three plays running simultaneously on Broadway.
Mary was the first writer to use the "once naive but now older and wiser woman narrating the story" device in her novels. She also created a super-criminal called The Bat , who was cited by Bob Kane as one of his inspirations for Batman. Mary's first book The Circular Stairs was published in In , Mary's book The Door was published and spoiler alert in the story the butler does, indeed, do it. Although Mary Roberts Rinehart is generally credited with the origin of the expression, the words "the butler did it" do not actually appear in the book.
Mary was to use the "butler as criminal" device in other novels during her illustrious writing career. Before Mary Roberts Rinehart it was extremely rare for a butler to be the bad guy in any work of fiction. Though not the actual central bad guy, the butler in this tale is found dead beside the Musgrave family treasure. Before Mary Roberts Rinehart, it was actually looked down upon in some circles to make the butler the criminal or the heavy in fiction. Van Dine spells it out plainly in rule eleven: "A servant must not be chosen by the author as the culprit.
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The culprit must be a decidedly worth-while person -one that wouldn't ordinarily come under suspicion. The Strange Case of Mr. Challoner by British novelist Herbert George Jenkins tells the tale of a criminal butler. Although not actually the first, it was Mary Roberts Rinehart who made "the butler did it" a common device in detective novels. Soon thereafter, the bit became so popular it was considered a cliche and spawned many satirical jabs. Wodehouse put out a novel sarcastically titled The Butler Did It.