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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 27, 2015
Pages 212
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517539573
ISBN-10 1517539579
Dimensions 0.48 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $10.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called ”the mother of the detective novel.” Green is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the ‘girl detective’: in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green ”stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful ”whodunits.” In addition to creating elderly spinster and young female sleuths, Green’s innovative plot devices included dead bodies in libraries, newspaper clippings as ”clews,” the coroner’s inquest, and expert witnesses. Yale Law School once used her books to demonstrate how damaging it can be to rely on circumstantial evidence. Written in 1878, her first book, The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer’s Story, sparked a debate in the Pennsylvania Senate over whether the book could ”really have been written by a woman.” Green was in some ways a progressive woman for her time—succeeding in a genre dominated by male writers—but she did not approve of many of her feminist contemporaries, and she was opposed to women’s suffrage.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (March 24, 2016)
9781530709342 | details & prices | 116 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.27 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife
About: Anna Katharine Green was an American writer best known for her well developed novels of detective fiction.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 17, 2015)
9781522709367 | details & prices | 204 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.46 in. | 1.33 lbs | List price $11.99
This edition also contains The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife, The Mayor's Wife
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from Createspace Independent Pub (September 27, 2015)
9781517539573 | details & prices | 212 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.48 in. | List price $10.95
About: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 28, 2015)
9781515256731 | details & prices | 70 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.16 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 28, 2015)
9781515255406 | details & prices | 168 pages | 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.38 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $9.99

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