The Leavenworth Case

The Leavenworth Case

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Anna Katharine Green

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  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 20mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0143106120
  • ISBN 13: 9780143106128
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: diagrams
  • Sales rank: 192,825

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"The Leavenworth Case" opens with the shocking murder of Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy New York merchant. His favourite niece, Mary, is to inherit his fortune and all of the evidence seems to implicate her or her sister. Yet the case is not as concrete as it seems. The first mystery of its kind, introducing detective Ebenezer Gryce, Green changed the mystery genre with her distinctive verse and style.

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Author information

ANNA KATHARINE GREEN (1846-1935), often referred to as 'the Mother of the Detective Novel', was an American author of mysteries. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Greene was the daughter of a lawyer and attended Ripley Female College in Vermont. Her first and most successful novel, The Leavenworth Case, was the landkmark for a new and exciting genre full of clues and suspense. MICHAEL SIMS is the author of Apollo's Fire, Adam's Navel and Darwin's Orchestra. For Penguin Classics he has edited The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel and Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (which inspired The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime).