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The Amethyst Box

Anna Katharine Green

Book Overview: 

On the evening before his marriage, Sinclair loses a precious curiosity from his collection: an amethyst box, containing a tiny flask of deadly poison. He suspects that this poison is in the possession of either his betrothed or her cousin, the girl his best friend Worthington loves. Turning to Worthington for help, they try to recover the box before the poison can be administered

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .also lighted, but silent as the one in which we stood. This last struck us as the most incomprehensible fact of all. Mrs. Lansing was not the woman to sleep through a disturbance. Where was she, then? and why did we not hear her strident and aggressive tones rising in angry remonstrance at our intrusion? Had she followed her niece from the room? Should we in another minute encounter her ponderous figure in the group of people we could now hear hurrying toward us? I was for retreating and hunting the house over for Dorothy. But Sinclair, with truer instinct, drew me across the threshold of this silent room.

Well was it for us that we entered there together, for I do not know how either of us, weakened as we were by our forebodings and all the alarms of this unprecedented night, could have borne alone the sight that awaited us.

On the bed situated at the right of the doorway lay a form—awful, ghastly, and unspeakably repulsive. The head, which lay hi. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a bit shorter than I expected, and it wasn't quite the mystery that it is presented as. It is more like a romantic crime story.

It also offered a compelling look at male friendship. I found the story to be entertaining and at times to have suspense. I liked...more

Oops! First review I wrote was for the wrong story--The Ruby and the Caldron.

This was typical Green which means it was well worth the time. Nice twists and some good character development. Not in the same class as The Leavenworth Case but very readable.

Ms. Green usually presents us with quite enjoyable mysteries, this one is rather short and some elements of it were a tad bit drawn out, but all in all it was a good though short mystery...more

This one was okay. I generally like Green's mysteries, but this one dragged a bit and the story was so so. Still love her, but this one was tepid.

I listened to this Librovox recording of the story & I highly recommend it! It isn't just that the story is a tasty little mystery, but the Librovox reader is a sheer delight to listen to. She is one of the best I've heard, I'm looking forward to hearing more of her readings!

The kindle version I read had three tales of mystery. They were really well done! Even when you thought you knew what was going to happen you never were really too sure.

This is three stories within one book. The Amethyst Box, The House in the Mist and The Ruby and the Caldron. You can't compare these stories with our modern day writing style and audience but instead embrace the convoluted language and let the plot play out. The House in the Mist is more direct a...more

This was quite a good little mystery, not very long but it still managed to pack a fair bit in.

On the night of his wedding, Sinclair finds his amethyst curiosity box with a little phial containing one drop of poison missing and he feels sure it can only be one of two people, his intended wife, o...more

This was not a Detective Gryce book and was very short, only nine chapters, so it didn't offer the same degree of commitment, character development or depth as those I've read so far. However, the plot was interesting enough and Ms Green certainly knew how to write a Whodunnit which leaves you (m...more

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