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The Leavenworth Case (Penguin Classics) - Anna Katharine Green
The Leavenworth Case (Penguin Classics)
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The classic genre-defining whodunit, by the mother of the detective novel Introducing the first American series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, The Leavenworth Case was published nine years before the debut of Sherlock Holmes, and made author Anna Katharine Green an enormously popular and influential... show more
The classic genre-defining whodunit, by the mother of the detective novel Introducing the first American series detective, Ebenezer Gryce, The Leavenworth Case was published nine years before the debut of Sherlock Holmes, and made author Anna Katharine Green an enormously popular and influential writer who changed the mystery genre forever. Showcasing Green's verve and style, The Leavenworth Case opens with the shocking murder of Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy New York merchant, philanthropist, and well-known member of the community. His favorite niece, Mary, is to inherit his fortune, and all of the evidence seems to implicate her or her sister. Yet surprises greet Gryce at every turn-even before the second murder.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143106128 (0143106120)
ASIN: 0143106120
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
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The Leavenworth Case has many of the hallmarks of a modern mystery novel (and having just read The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen I was surprised by similarities of the initial crime). There's the dramatic murder, the inquest, the evidence leading the lesser detectives and reader down the...
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