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This unique edition of carefully collected detective mysteries has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits".
Table of Contents:
Amelia Butterworth Series:
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man's Lane
The Circular Study
Mystery Novels:
The Leavenworth Case
A Strange Disappearance
X Y Z: A Detective Story
Hand and Ring
The Mill Mystery
The Forsaken Inn
Cynthia Wakeham's Money
Agatha Webb
One of My Sons
The Filigree Ball
The Millionaire Baby
The Chief Legatee'
The Woman in the Alcove
The Mayor's Wife
The House of the Whispering Pines
Three Thousand Dollars
Initials Only
Dark Hollow
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
Non Detective Novel:
The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life
Short Stories:
The Old Stone House and Other Stories
A Difficult Problem and Other Stories
Room Number 3 and Other Detective Stories
The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange

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  • Publication Date: May 29, 2017
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 6,611 Pages
  • File Size: 8,469 KB

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