Masterpieces of Mystery

Open Road Media
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Stories of murder and mayhem from the first lady of American mystery

Masterpieces of Mystery is a scintillating collection of suspenseful tales from pioneering author Anna Katharine Green, one of the first female writers of detective fiction.
 
Tantalizingly tangled plots and unpredictable revelations abound: A young housewife left home alone on Christmas Eve worries about the threat of robbery when a stranger knocks at her door; a daughter checks in to Three Forks Tavern with her mother, only to awaken to find her mother missing and declared dead in the nearby woods; a valuable jewel is stolen at a society ball filled with duplicitous debutantes and dashing gentlemen; and a specter that haunts the apartment of a husband and wife, which may be a good spirit or a harbinger of doom.
 
This collection includes the classic stories “Room No. 3,” “The Staircase at Heart’s Delight,” “The Grey Lady,” “The House in the Mist,” and more.
 
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Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was an American writer and one of the first authors of detective fiction in the United States. Her book The Leavenworth Case, published in 1878, became a wildly successful bestseller. Green went on to write dozens of mysteries and detective novels. She died in Buffalo, New York. 
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Oct 28, 2014
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Pages
440
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ISBN
9781497679474
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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