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A Strange Disappearance

Anna Katharine Green

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Anna Katharine Green was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories (no doubt assisted by her lawyer father).

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. . .Where, therefore, a few minutes later, Fanny announced that Mr. Blake had ordered a carriage to take him to the Charity Ball that evening, I determined to follow him and learn if possible what change had taken place in himself or his circumstances, to lead him into such an innovation upon his usual habits. Though the hour was late I had but little difficulty in carrying out my plan, arriving at the Academy something less than an hour after the opening dance.

The crowd was great and I circulated the floor three times before I came upon him. When I did, I own I was slightly disappointed; for instead of finding him as I anticipated, the centre of an admiring circle of ladies and gentlemen, I espied him withdrawn into a corner with a bland old politician of the Fifteenth Ward, discussing, as I presently overheard, the merits and demerits of a certain Smith who at that time was making some disturbance in the party.

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A young woman has disappeared from a fifth avenue home. The bachelor owner, Mr Holman Blake, says he knows nothing of her. But the housekeeper Mrs Daniel is worried and goes to the police. Q finds blood on the windowsill and the girl has not taken the time to pack. It seems clear that she left unwil

Ενα αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα απο την ¨μητέρα¨της αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας. Διαβάστηκε απνευστί! Ωραί πλοκή και πολύ ενδιαφέροντες χαρακτήρες. Σίγουρα θα αναζητήσω και τα υπόλοιπα της συγγραφές για ανάγνωση.

Μια καλή ιστορία μυστηρίου που σου κρατάει το ενδιαφέρον μέχρι το τέλος χωρίς περιττές και κουραστικές λεπτομέρειες!
Συμπαθείς αφηγητής και ενδιαφέροντες πρωταγωνιστές! Μου άρεσε πολύ και σίγουρα θα διάβαζα και άλλα βιβλία της σειράς αν είχαν μεταφραστεί!

A good mystery that keeps your interest until

Another great classic ticked off my list. This is my second book by author Anna Katharine Green. The writing is stellar, this storyline not as good as the Leavenworth Case though. Another point, even though it is the second book with Detective Gryce, no need to read back to back.

Not much of a mystery story, more of a Victorian romance. The Leavenworth Case is much more interesting.

Δεν έχω μεγάλη εμπειρία και τριβή με τα αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα, ομολογώ ανερυθρίαστα όμως πως η πένα της Άννα Γκρην με εντυπωσιάζει το ίδιο με αυτή της Αγκάθα Κρίστι, όταν έπιασα στα χέρια μου το «Μιά Παράξενη Εξαφάνιση» δεν είχα ταυτοποιήσει το όνομα με αυτό που έγραψε την «Υπόθεση Λέβενγουορθ» μ

I was very taken with the detective, Ebeneezer Gryce, when I read 'The Leavenworth Case' a few years ago; and so when I realised that his second recorded case would fill a tricky year in my 100 Years of Books I had to read it.

The story begins in the middle of a conversation between a group of detect

A sewing girl disappears from the house of a wealthy gentleman under mysterious circumstances. Inspector Gryce is called upon to solve the case.

I didn't much care for this story which could be put under the category of Romance. There was too much talking and explaining. Not my cup of tea.

I'm not certain I can give a good reason why I like Anna Katherine Green and am not especially enamored of more recent mystery writers. For me, it is the better prose - better to my ear, in any case. It's quite possible she was "talking down" to her 19th Century audience, as I feel many 21st Century

I was a little bit disappointed by this after enjoying The Leavenworth Case so much. A K Green is hailed as the Mother of Modern Crime Fiction but it didn't take me long to work out what was going on here. Added to this, I was disappointed to find that Police Inspector Ebenezer Gryce (the Sherlock H

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