Anna Katharine Green

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. 

“This atmospheric and suspenseful mystery well deserves a modern audience.” —Publishers Weekly

“I have read [The Leavenworth Case] through at one sitting. Dozens of times I have stopped to admire the fertility of invention.” —Wilkie Collins

“America’s greatest writer of detective stories.” —Boston Times

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