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- The Floating Press 1880; US$ 1.99
In the mood for a masterfully plotted detective story from the golden era of the mystery genre? Try A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green, who is regarded as one of the most important early innovators in the detective fiction field. The novel features Ebenezer Gryce, a rotund NYC police investigator who became one of Green's most beloved... more...
- The Floating Press 1899; US$ 3.99
Celebrated as one of the most important early female writers of detective fiction, Anna Katherine Green was lauded for her meticulous plotting and attention to detail. In this classic mystery novel, Agatha Webb and a household servant are found dead. Detective Caleb Sweetwater works to untangle the plot that involves blackmail, family secrets, and... more...
- The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99
Although her initial interest was in poetry, author Anna Katherine Green turned to fiction when her verse failed to make a mark with readers. This fateful move transformed the detective fiction genre, to which Green is regarded as an important early contributor. The Leavenworth Case is her best-known detective novel, and it highlights her unique skill... more...
- The Floating Press 1886; US$ 3.99
Early detective novelist Anna Katharine Green was a unique writer in several respects, including the fact that many of the detectives featured in her novels are women. In The Mill Mystery, protagonist Constance Sterling takes on the seemingly impossible task of uncovering the true culprits behind the drowning death of a popular young pastor who is... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 7.28
A mysterious veiled woman slips into the home of the secretive Judge Ostrander in the town of Shelby. The people of the town rush after her to protect their respected judge but in the confusion and furore that follow, a servant of the house dies. In the solemn atmosphere succeeding this drama, the veiled woman refuses to show her face, insisting... more...
- Renaissance E Books 2004; US$ 4.99
CLASSIC MYSTERY STORIES FEATURING THE FIRST WOMAN DETECTIVE Katherine Anna Green's first detective novel preceded the appearance of the first Sherlock Holmes story by several years. Her legendary character Violet Strange has been hailed as the first fictional female detective series. If you love classic mysteries in the Agatha Christie vein, you will... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 12.99
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.... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 8.75
Many of the leading writers of crime fiction are women – Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell et al – but it still comes as a surprise to many that the first full-length detective novel was by one Metta Fuller whose The Dead Letter, under the alias Seeley Regester, appeared as far back as 1866, predating Wilkie Collins? The Moonstone by two years. In fact.... more...
- Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99
Ever since my fortunate?or shall I say unfortunate??connection with that famous case of murder in Gramercy Park, I have had it intimated to me by many of my friends?and by some who were not my friends?that no woman who had met with such success as myself in detective work would ever be satisfied with a single display of her powers, and that sooner... more...
- Start Classics 2013; US$ 0.99
'A Difficult Problem' is one of Green's short stories of crime and mystery. Anna Katharine Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1846. She aspired to be a writer from a young age, and corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson during her late teens. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, Green produced her first and best-known novel, The Leavenworth... more...