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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 27, 2015
Pages 298
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517539597
ISBN-10 1517539595
Dimensions 0.68 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $12.95
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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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Paperback
Book cover for 9781517539597 Book cover for 9781519795175
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 17, 2015)
9781519795175 | details & prices | 264 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.60 in. | 1.69 lbs | List price $13.99
This edition also contains The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
About: A woman's body is found in a museum gallery with an arrow through her chest, so all of the other visitors are locked inside while the crime is investigated.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 31, 2015)
9781518850837 | details & prices | 264 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.60 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
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from Createspace Independent Pub (September 27, 2015)
9781517539597 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.68 in. | List price $12.95
About: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist.

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