Detective Mysteries - Ultimate Collection: 48 Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume

eBook: Detective Mysteries - Ultimate Collection: 48 Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume

Sprache - Englisch

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This unique edition of carefully collected detective mysteries has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel". She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". Table of Contents: Amelia Butterworth Series: That Affair Next Door Lost Man's Lane The Circular Study Mystery Novels: The Leavenworth Case A Strange Disappearance X Y Z: A Detective Story Hand and Ring The Mill Mystery The Forsaken Inn Cynthia Wakeham's Money Agatha Webb One of My Sons The Filigree Ball The Millionaire Baby The Chief Legatee' The Woman in the Alcove The Mayor's Wife The House of the Whispering Pines Three Thousand Dollars Initials Only Dark Hollow The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow Non Detective Novel: The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life Short Stories: The Old Stone House and Other Stories A Difficult Problem and Other Stories Room Number 3 and Other Detective Stories The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange

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Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was a pioneering figure in the detective fiction genre, particularly known for her creation of the 'detective novel' in America. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Green published her first novel, 'The Leavenworth Case' (1878), to widespread acclaim, effectively founding the detective story's popularity in the United States. Her works are characterized by well-constructed plots and detailed character development. Green's stories often feature strong female characters, which was uncommon at the time, thereby defying the then prevalent gender norms. Her literary style combines elements of suspense, meticulous attention to detail, and an undercurrent of romance, setting the stage for the genre that would later catapult writers like Agatha Christie to fame.

In her lifetime, Green wrote more than 40 books, and her collective works were featured in 'Detective Mysteries - Ultimate Collection: 48 Novels & Detective Tales in One Volume'. This extensive collection showcases Green's talent in weaving intricate narratives that captivate and engage readers. Beyond her most famous works, she penned several shorter stories and novelettes, all marked by her signature style that expertly blends the deductive reasoning of her sleuths with the moral and social issues of her time. Anna Katharine Green was not only a key figure in establishing the detective genre as a legitimate form of literature but also paved the way for female writers within the domain traditionally dominated by men.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 4631 Seiten

Größe: 5,9 MB

ISBN: 8596547769132