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The Leavenworth Case

Anna Katharine Green

Book Overview: 

Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. The technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I have. Won't somebody tell her, then—won't you—that her manner is a mistake; that it is calculated to arouse suspicion; that it has already done so? And oh, don't forget to add"—her voice sinking to a decided whisper now—"what you have just repeated to me: that circumstantial evidence is not always absolute proof."

I surveyed her with great astonishment. What an actress this woman was!

"You request me to tell her this," said I. "Wouldn't it be better for you to speak to her yourself?"

"Eleanore and I hold little or no confidential communication," she replied.

I could easily believe this, and yet I was puzzled. Indeed, there was something incomprehensible in her whole manner. Not knowing what else to say, I remarked, "That is unfortunate. She ought to be told that the straightforward course is the best by all means."

Mary Leavenworth only wept. "Oh, why has this awful trouble come to me, who . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Such a satisfying story! Nothing at all is as it seems here, making for great mystery reading. Another book I'm very, very happy to have read. Ahhhhhhhh.

Let me say the following to anyone who might be thinking of reading this book: There is a very good reason I don't read GR reviews before starting

Published in 1878, it is the first full length detective and crime novel by a woman writer. In her autobiography Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie writes that the novel was a big influence on her works. In fact, there are many similarities between her first novel- The Mysterious Affair at Style’s an

Όποτε άρχιζα να διαβάζω το βιβλίο ξαφνικά βρισκόμουν σε μια εντελώς διαφορετική εποχή από την δίκη μας πραγμα το οποίο μου κέντρισε το ενδιαφέρον, η πλοκή είναι πολύ καλύτερη από το αναμενόμενο διότι καθώς ήταν από τα πρώτα άστυνομικα μυθιστορήματα δεν θεωρούσα ότι θα είχε και ικανοποιητική υπόθεση.

Η Green θεωρείται η "μητέρα της αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας" και η Υπόθεση Λέβενγουορθ που εκδόθηκε το 1878 είναι το πρώτο της βιβλίο και ακολούθησαν πολλά ακόμα.
Διάβασα στο βιογραφικό της οτι ενώ η ίδια διακρίθηκε σε έναν ανδροκρατούμενο χώρο,ήταν κατά του φεμινισμού και του κινήματος για τα γυναικ

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