The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow

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Sprache - Englisch

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In the scintillating detective novel 'The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow,' Anna Katharine Green invites readers into a meticulously crafted world of intrigue and suspense. True to Green's renowned literary style, the book employs a methodical approach to unraveling its central enigma—an arrow that has found its fatal mark in a seemingly closed environment. Colorful characters are precisely drawn, and the novel's evocative setting within a museum adds layers of historical and cultural texture, blending the classic detective tale with nuances of the early 20th-century American literary landscape. Green's eloquent prose and keen understanding of plot mechanics fortify this text as a paradigm of the genre, worthy of scholarly attention and praise for its contribution to detective fiction and for its careful reconstruction by DigiCat Publishing.
Anna Katharine Green is often heralded as the mother of the detective novel, with her works predating even the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Green's personal predilection for puzzle-solving and her keen insight into human psychology arguably fueled her narratives, making her a pioneer in the field. 'The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow' reflects not only her literary talent but embodies her penchant for tight, coiled plotlines that challenge and engage readers—her deep knowledge of the law, gleaned through her father, a respected lawyer, underpins the authenticity and intricacy of her criminal investigations.
DigiCat Publishing's edition of 'The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow' is an essential addition to the libraries of crime fiction aficionados, Green enthusiasts, and readers new to the genre. It beckons the intellectually curious to indulge in a timeless narrative that transcends its era, showcasing Green's masterful use of the detective story to probe the complexities of human nature and justice. As DigiCat ensures the preservation of literary classics, this work, in particular, serves as a testament to the enduring allure of the mystery novel—and the indelible mark that Anna Katharine Green has left on its evolution.

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Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was a pioneering figure in the American detective fiction genre, predating even the likes of Agatha Christie. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Green pursued an early passion for poetry before her writing path took a turn towards mystery and intrigue. Her first novel, 'The Leavenworth Case' (1878), is widely regarded as the first detective novel written by a woman in the United States and set a standard for the genre, marrying domestic details with legal puzzles (Ammons, E., 1992). Green's careful structuring of plot and complex characterizations have earned her the moniker 'the mother of the detective novel' (MacShane, F., 1976). 'The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow' (1917), which reflects Green's literary style, is another testament to her talent for crafting engrossing narratives that blend intellectual challenge with emotional depth. Green's work was characterized by her attention to detail, strong female characters, and a scrupulous adherence to the unfolding of the investigative process. Although her literary output has been somewhat overshadowed by the success of later authors in the detective fiction genre, Green's contributions remain foundational, and she continues to be a subject of scholarly interest for her role in the development of crime writing as a literary art form (Kestner, J., 1987).

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 226 Seiten

Größe: 1009,2 KB

ISBN: 8596547381204