First published in 1878 and set in New York City, this detective novel concerns the murder of a retired merchant, Horatio Leavenworth, in his New York mansion. The popular novel introduced the detective Ebenezer Gryce, and was influential in the development of the detective novel. In her autobiography, Agatha Christie cited it as an influence on her own fiction.
About the Author
Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 - April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist.