The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
A daring debutante solves the crimes of upper-crust Manhattan in this groundbreaking story collection from the queen of American mystery. Violet Strange has a secret. A vivacious socialite, she is one of the most sought-after women in New York-as a private investigator. Between well-heeled... show more
A daring debutante solves the crimes of upper-crust Manhattan in this groundbreaking story collection from the queen of American mystery.
Violet Strange has a secret.
A vivacious socialite, she is one of the most sought-after women in New York-as a private investigator. Between well-heeled excursions to the opera and fabulous dinner parties, Violet uses her lively charms to investigate the dark side of Gilded Age society. From the daughter of an important businessman accused of theft on a grand scale, to the suspected murder-suicide of the husband and child of a society woman, to the lost will.
Publish date: 1915
Publisher: Knickerbocker Press
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
I read one of the Violet Strange short stories last year as part of an anthology (I can't remember which one); it was my first introduction to Anna Katherine Green's work and I liked it enough that I wanted to read more. In that story, (The Intangible Clew), Strange showed a distinctive Sherlock Ho...
“Sansho the Steward” by Mori Ogai This is a poignant short story about a brother and sister who are kidnapped and sold into slavery. There’s no way there could be a happy end for both of them. The Golden Slipper, and other problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katherine Green A fun detective nov...
My interest in Anna Katherine Green was piqued by a survey of women detective fiction writers, and this set of linked short stories featuring detective Violet Strange was available free on the web, so I took the opportunity to read through it. Although this book was published in 1915 and is set cont...
New York socialite-cum-detective Violet Strange probes four rich women suspected of multiple thefts. Stars Teresa Gallagher.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 11:15am Wednesday 16th December 2009