The Leavenworth Case
Horatio Leavenworth, Esq., a millionaire, is murdered in his library while he is engaged in reviewing a book he plans to publish. He was shot cleanly in the back of the head (with his own pistol), meaning that he did not turn his head when his assassin entered the room. This fact led detective Ebenezer Gryce to conclude that he recognized the footsteps of his assailant and felt he had nothing to fear from this person. Thus begins this first novel in the “Mr. Gryce” series.
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Review: The Leavenworth Case (Mr. Gryce #1)User Review - Jennifer Haga - Goodreads
An old gem. My first introduction to America's "Mother of Detective Fiction." I want to read more. Read full review
Review: The Leavenworth Case (Mr. Gryce #1)User Review - xstitchfan - Goodreads
This is the first book I read by this author. I am amazed that Anna Katharine Green wrote these books in the 1800's. I am very grateful that her poetry writing was so unsucessful that she started writing mysteries. Poetry's loss is my gain! Happy Reading! Read full review