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Extended Audio Sample The Leavenworth Case (Unabridged), by Anna Katherine Green
2.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 52.8 out of 5 2.80 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Katherine Green Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. She is generally regarded at the author who inspired Agatha Christie to begin her writing career.

Although she was a best-selling author, and published 40 books, her first mystery, The Leavenworth Case, turned out to be her best. It was an overnight success that sold 750,000 copie - a huge amount for that time. The book was praised for the mastery of legal points and was used at Yale University to demonstrate the fallacy of circumstantial evidence. It was made into a critically acclaimed movie in 1936.

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 her uncle's 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 4/30/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book :) Good writing style, and a good twist at the end. If you like murder mysteries try this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caroldunn | 4/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this because it was such a period piece and reminded me of Wilkie Collins. I'm not sure others would enjoy it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alloyd48 | 1/14/2011

    " Written in 1878, is a forerunner of Holmes, Miss Marple and the whole mystery genre. If you can take the 19th century language and morals and sexism it is a lot of fun to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brenda | 1/6/2011

    " First two-thirds of the story were promising. But the resolution and ending were highly contrived and melodramatic. "

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