The Leavenworth Case
When someone shoots Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy retired merchant, through the head in his library late one night, the evidence at the inquest indicates that no one could have left the victim's locked Manhattan mansion before the discovery of the body the next morning. Suspicion thus falls on members of the household, specifically the dead man's nieces, Mary and Eleanore, only one of whom stands to benefit from their uncle's death. Everett Raymond, a junior partner in a New York law firm that had Leavenworth as a client, teams with unassuming official investigator Ebenezer Gryce to seek the truth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Generally regarded as an early American classic mystery novel, with the "miilionaire shot in his library" adopted to a New York City setting, investigated by a young lawyer, Mr. Raymond, who tells the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - encephalical - LibraryThing
The Victorian era gender norms overwhelmed me. Paragraphs extolling the feminine ideal and how the narrator constrained his thinking by them were incredibly boring. I think I would gave enjoyed this ... Read full review