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Leavenworth case

Anna Katharine Green

Leavenworth case

a detective story

by Anna Katharine Green

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Published by Ward Lock in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby A. K.Green.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2732 .L4 1902
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16432151M

  The Leavenworth Case, the first detective novel written by a woman, immortalised its author Anna Katharine Green as `The Mother of Detective Fiction'. Admired for her careful plotting and legal accuracy, the book enjoyed enormous success both in England and America, and was widely translated. It was republished by The Detective Story Club after /5(K).   The Leavenworth Case, American author Anna Katharine Green’s mystery novel (the first of more than thirty mystery novels and short story collections penned by this author), made quite a splash in its day, winning praise from the ringmaster of Victorian sensationalism, Wilkie Collins himself, and selling, so the story goes, over , copies in the decade and a half after its : Curtis Evans.

Librivox recording of "The Leavenworth Case", by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Kirsten Ferreri Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how.   Book Details Originally published in Ebenezer Gryce #1Followed by A Strange Disappearance The Blurb When the retired merchant Horatio Leavenworth is found shot dead in his mansion library, suspicion falls on his nieces, Mary and Eleanore, who stand to inherit his vast fortune. Their lawyer, Everett Raymond, infatuated with one of the sisters, is determined.

The Leavenworth Case is a gripping detective novel set in New York, and is one of the first detective fiction novels to be written by a female. Indeed, it was the first novel by Anna Katharine Green who came to be known as 'the mother of the detective novel', and 'The Leavenworth Case' was cited by Agatha Christie as an influence on her own. Free download of The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green. Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Read, write reviews and more.


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Published inThe Leavenworth Case is a classic murder mystery written by Anna Katharine Green. Green is credited with developing the modern detective genre with her series featuring NY police detective Ebenezer Gryce. This book is the first of the series and the best known/5.

The Leavenworth Case, Green's first novel, was a runaway success. The setting is the palatial Fifth Avenue mansion of millionaire merchant Horatio Leavenworth, found shot to death in his library. At the inquest we meet the two ravishingly beautiful nieces who share Mr.

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The Leavenworth Case () by Anna Katharine Green is a milestone of the genre. Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie admired it. Yale Law School, among others, assigned it to its students to demonstrate the snares associated with circumstantial evidence.

The Leavenworth Case Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Detective and mystery stories Subject: Lawyers -- United States -- Fiction Subject: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Subject: Sisters -- Fiction Subject: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction SubjectCited by: 4.

Book Summary When someone shoots Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy retired merchant, through the head in his library late one night, the evidence at the inquest indicates that no one could have left Author: Anna Katharine Green.

That first Green novel, The Leavenworth Case, was originally published in and became a bestseller in America. It even caused some political-correctness-of-the-day commotion when the gentlemen of the Pennsylvania Legislature hotly debated the whether “the story was manifestly beyond a.

The Leavenworth Case. First published innine years before the debut of Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, this atmospheric and suspenseful mystery well deserves a modern audience.

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THE LEAVENWORTH CASE, Putnam,first edition (apparent 2nd printing a few months after the first with title page and the letter "F" in "fresh" missing in last line of page ), light wear to spine extremities, inner hinges starting, some soiling and foxing to the front cover, else a g/vg copy of this, the authors scarce first book.

The Leavenworth Case, a bestseller in its time, would continue to be read and published (recently in the Penguin Classics series, the version I relied on) even just for literary-historical reasons: the novel introduced 'the first American series detective', Ebenezer Gryce -- nine years before Sherlock Holmes, as Penguin repeatedly reminds readers -- and, while not a huge leap from your usual Victorian thriller, is.

She graduated from Ripley Female College, in Poultney, Vermont, in (now Green Mountain College), and published her first novel, The Leavenworth Case, in Mine is copyrighted (and you can certainly date it by the illustrations-look at that Gibson girl!).

Anna published several other books and collections of poetry, but her poetry was never as popular as her novels. The Leavenworth Case is a complex, intriguing and thoroughly gripping mystery, full of unexpected twists and turns.

This is a great addition to your bookshelf and could well be the first of a collection of the more than thirty books written by a regrettably forgotten master of the craft.5/5(8). The Leavenworth Case Anna Katharine GREEN ( - ) Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name.

About the Book Horatio Leavenworth is a New York merchant whose material wealth is matched by his eminence in the community and reputation for good works.

He is also the guardian of two striking nieces who share his Fifth Avenue mansion. Mary, her. The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story by Anna Katharine Green and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green. Anna Katharine Green (–) was an American writer and one of the first authors of detective fiction in the United States.

Her book The Leavenworth Case, published inbecame a wildly successful went on to write dozens of mysteries and detective novels.3/5(1). The Leavenworth Case, Green's first novel, was a runaway success.

The setting is the palatial Fifth Avenue mansion of millionaire merchant Horatio Leavenworth, found shot to death in his library.

At the inquest we meet the two ravishingly beautiful nieces who share Mr. Leavenworth's by: 4. The Leavenworth Case. A Lawyers Story. By. Anna Katharine Green. (4 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.

You can also read the full text online using our ereader/5(4).Although she was a best-selling author, and published 40 books, her first mystery, The Leavenworth Case, turned out to be her best. It was an overnight success that soldcopie - a. When Mr. Horatio Leavenworth, a very old and wealthy client, is found murdered, Everett finds himself entangled in the case.

Leavenworth has been inexplicably shot while sitting at his own library table at night, all the doors in the house locked and untampered with/5(9).