The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1934 - Literary Criticism - 409 pages
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 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)

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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)

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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

About the author (1934)

 Anna Katharine Green 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 had an early ambition to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878), praised by Wilkie Collins, and the hit of the year. She became a bestselling author, eventually publishing about 40 books.


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