The Leavenworth Case

The Leavenworth Case

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Horatio Leavenworth is a New York merchant whose material wealth is matched by his eminence in the community and reputation for good works. He is also the guardian of two striking nieces who share his Fifth Avenue mansion. Mary, her uncle's favorite, is to inherit his fortune at his death. As this mystery opens, that lamentable event has just occurred. Leavenworth has been shot to death and circumstances point to one of his young wards...

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Thu, 04 Mar 2010 03:40:01 +0100

The was the first of Green's mystery novels to be published and it was quite popular in it's day. It only holds up fairly well. The early chapters depict an old fashioned coroner's inquest, held in the home of the deceased. The book is about the dangers of circumstantial evidence, as the investigation seems to point one way, then another, only to have the real truth turn out to be something else. I thought the romance was rather unsatisfying. But, it's a pretty good first effort for Anna Katharine… (more)



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Language: English

Published in: 1878

Word count: 109,980 words (≈ about 7 hours)

Source: http://gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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