The Leavenworth Case
Excerpt-I had been a junior partner in the firm of Veeley, Carr & Raymond, attorneys and counsellors at law, for about a year, when one morning, in the temporary absence of both Mr. Veeley and Mr. Carr, there came into our office a young man whose whole appearance was so indicative of haste and agitation that I involuntarily rose at his approach and impetuously inquired:
"What is the matter? You have no bad news to tell, I hope."
"I have come to see Mr. Veeley; is he in?"
"No," I replied; "he was unexpectedly called away this morning to Washington; cannot be home before to-morrow; but if you will make your business known to me——"
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Review: The Leavenworth Case (Mr. Gryce #1)User Review - Sherill Leonardi - Goodreads
A classic for fans of the "locked room" mystery genre. With it's solid plot line and distinctive characters, Anna Katherine Green's The Leavenworth Case" sets a high standard for early detective ... Read full review
Review: The Leavenworth Case (Mr. Gryce #1)User Review - Abhijit Chatterjee - Goodreads
If we are to take into account that it is one of the first texts in the crime fiction genre, then its a good read. Otherwise its pretty mediocre in the genre. The detective does not feature ... Read full review