Anna Katharine Green

  • "The Leavenworth case" is a crime novel written in 1878 by American writer Anna Katharine Green. This book, often referred to as a {criminal romance}, is considered to be the first crime novel written by a female writer, and to have influenced Agatha Christie to follow the path of crime-writing. This is the story of two sisters, a rich uncle found mysteriously dead in his beautiful New York mansion, and a detective answering by the strange name of Ebenezer Gryce, of the New York Metropolitan police force. He will reappear in further adventures, this time accompanied by female sleuth Amelia Butterworth.

  • The dead body of a strange woman is found in an empty house next door to Amelia Butterworth, a single old lady with a formidable curiosity and lots of free time. When Detective Gryce gets on the case, he has a hard time persuading her to mind her own business, but soon Miss Butterworth's female intuition and knack for interrogating witnesses through small talk proves invaluable to the investigation. In fact, she outsmarts all the professional men. `That Affair Next Door' (1897) is Anna Katharine Green's eighth in the Detective Gryce series, but the first of several in which the unlikely pair, Miss Butterworth and Ebenezer Gryce, team up to solve crimes despite the (quite entertaining) tension between them. It is worth noting that Agatha Christie found the inspiration for her famous Miss Marple character in none other than Miss Butterworth.

  • "Enter, sir; you are the first to arrive..." When young traveller Hugh Austen, hungry and weather-beaten, seeks refuge in a lonely mansion, he finds himself entwined in the gruesome business of an appalling family. Mistaken for a relative himself, he soon learns that the will of a dead man is about the be read, an inheritance about to be divided. But only between the family members who are present at the appointed hour. With `The House in the Mist' (1905), detective writer Anna Katharine Green departs from the genre that made her famous and tells a surprising and deliciously horrific story full of twists and revenge, which is bound to satisfy.

  • Five thousand dollars is offered in reward to whomever finds the six-year-old heiress, Gwendolen Ocumpaugh, who has disappeared mysteriously from her home. Mr. Trevitt, a private detective, is on the case and when he discovers two lost shoes in the surrounding are - both for the same foot! - he suspects a conspiracy is at play. `The Millionaire Baby' (1905) is a story by American crime writer Anna Katharine Green; a delightful mystery with fascinating characters and twist after twist after twist.

  • The wealthy businessman Horatio Leavenworth is found dead in his private library with a bullet in his head. Nothing in the house is broken. Nothing is stolen. All signs point to an inside job. But who did it? With the help of the young lawyer, Everett Raymond, Investigator Ebenezer Gryce examines the clues. And there are many. And they are contradictory. A maid has mysteriously disappeared, and one of the two young cousins living with Leavenworth, who, unlike the other, is set to inherit nothing, looks particularly suspicious. But why will she not defend herself? Raymond, falling more and more in love with her, is at a lost. With `The Leavenworth Case' (1878) author Anna Katharine Green introduced the first American series detective, popularizing the concept almost a decade before Arthur Conan Doyle published his stories of Sherlock Holmes.

  • On the night before his wedding, Sinclair finds that his precious amethyst box containing a tiny flask of deadly poison is missing. And he knows it can only have been taken by either of two people: his soon-to-be wife or her cousin. Together with his friend Mr. Worthington, he must find who stole the poison and stop them before they use it. `The Amethyst Box' (1905) is a short story by American crime writer Anna Katharine Green; a suspenseful "whodunit" with a dash of romance, which concludes thoroughly unexpectedly.

  • Five thousand dollars is offered in reward to whomever finds the six-year-old heiress, Gwendolen Ocumpaugh, who has disappeared mysteriously from her home. Mr. Trevitt, a private detective, is on the case and when he discovers two lost shoes in the surrounding are - both for the same foot! - he suspects a conspiracy is at play. `The Millionaire Baby` (1905) is a story by American crime writer Anna Katharine Green; a delightful mystery with fascinating characters and twist after twist after twist.

  • The wealthy businessman Horatio Leavenworth is found dead in his private library with a bullet in his head. Nothing in the house is broken. Nothing is stolen. All signs point to an inside job. But who did it? With the help of the young lawyer, Everett Raymond, Investigator Ebenezer Gryce examines the clues. And there are many. And they are contradictory. A maid has mysteriously disappeared, and one of the two young cousins living with Leavenworth, who, unlike the other, is set to inherit nothing, looks particularly suspicious. But why will she not defend herself? Raymond, falling more and more in love with her, is at a lost. With `The Leavenworth Case`(1878) author Anna Katharine Green introduced the first American series detective, popularizing the concept almost a decade before Arthur Conan Doyle published his stories of Sherlock Holmes.

  • "Enter, sir; you are the first to arrive..." When young traveller Hugh Austen, hungry and weather-beaten, seeks refuge in a lonely mansion, he finds himself entwined in the gruesome business of an appalling family. Mistaken for a relative himself, he soon learns that the will of a dead man is about the be read, an inheritance about to be divided. But only between the family members who are present at the appointed hour. With `The House in the Mist` (1905), detective writer Anna Katharine Green departs from the genre that made her famous and tells a surprising and deliciously horrific story full of twists and revenge, which is bound to satisfy.

  • On the night before his wedding, Sinclair finds that his precious amethyst box containing a tiny flask of deadly poison is missing. And he knows it can only have been taken by either of two people: his soon-to-be wife or her cousin. Together with his friend Mr. Worthington, he must find who stole the poison and stop them before they use it. `The Amethyst Box` (1905) is a short story by American crime writer Anna Katharine Green; a suspenseful "whodunit" with a dash of romance, which concludes thoroughly unexpectedly.

  • The dead body of a strange woman is found in an empty house next door to Amelia Butterworth, a single old lady with a formidable curiosity and lots of free time. When Detective Gryce gets on the case, he has a hard time persuading her to mind her own business, but soon Miss Butterworth`s female intuition and knack for interrogating witnesses through small talk proves invaluable to the investigation. In fact, she outsmarts all the professional men. `That Affair Next Door` (1897) is Anna Katharine Green`s eighth in the Detective Gryce series, but the first of several in which the unlikely pair, Miss Butterworth and EbenezerGryce, team up to solve crimes despite the (quite entertaining) tension between them. It is worth noting that Agatha Christie found the inspiration for her famous Miss Marple character in none other than Miss Butterworth.

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