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The Bronze Hand

Anna Katharine Green

Book Overview: 

A political society secretly operates in Baltimore. When he tries to help his beautiful neighbor Miss Calhoun recover a stolen ring which might cause great unknown danger, Mr. Abbott is drawn into the midst of the conspiracy.

Recommended for fans of James Patterson, Scott Turow, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich and David Baldacci.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Your actions must be determined by the exigencies of the moment. Meantime, my every thought will be yours. Good-night, sir; pray God, it may not be good-by."

"One moment," I said, as I arose to go. "Have you any objection to telling me your name?"

"I am Miss Calhoun," she said, with a graceful bow.

This was the beginning of my formidable adventure with the bronze hand.





II. THE QUAKER-LIKE GIRL, THE PALE GIRL, AND THE MAN WITH A BRISTLING MUSTACHE.

THE building mentioned by my new-found friend was well known to me. It was one of the kind in which every other office is unoccupied the year round. Such tenants as gave it the little air of usefulness it possessed were of the bad-pay kind. They gave little concern to their own affairs and less to those of their neighbors. The public avoided the building, and the tenants did nothing to encourage a change. In a populous city, on the corner made by fr. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book is CRAZY!! :o)) I enjoyed the ending! What a twist!

In a Baltimore riven with political intrigue at the time of Lincoln's presidential election, a man becomes fascinated with the beautiful woman who lives in the flat below him.

One day he hears her in distress and sees a man running away from her and offers his assistance, which she readily accept...more

corny

This was looking like it would become one of my favorite Anna Katherine Green stories, the mystery was brilliant, full of suspense, very well-written, and completely unpredictable...but that ending! That ending just wrecked the whole story for me. Talk about a let-down! Otherwise this little book...more

A rather short mystery story... A man decides to help,a woman he barely knows after hearing her cry out in distress, apparently a ring has been stolen from her...more