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The Circular Study
     

The Circular Study

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by Anna Katharine Green
 

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In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a "strange" crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study. The

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In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a "strange" crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study. The only apparent witnesses are a deaf and dumb butler driven mad by the event, and a caged bird that sings out a vital but puzzling clue. Before he solves the crime, with the help of the redoubtable Miss Amelia Butterworth, Gryce must uncover a motive that spans generations and the passions that have kept it alive. Anna Katharine Green was a pioneering writer of detective fiction in the United States. Her first such novel, The Leavenworth Case, was published in 1878. She is credited with changing the genre by making her stories legally accurate. She invented the "girl detective." But her works remained popular because of their lively, twisting plots and the strong characters she developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406899849
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Anna Katharine Green
(1846–1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first detective fiction writers in America and distinguished her work by writing well-plotted, legally accurate stories. She has been called “the mother of the detective novel.”

Gabrielle de Cuir is a Grammy-nominated award-winning audio producer. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks and is a recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her extensive stage and screen credits include the major motion picture The American President.

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The Circular Study 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
avidreaderNG More than 1 year ago
An interesting story published in 1900. Writing style very much of the period. Not for everyone but would be interesting for a book club to discuss in a historical perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way to many wated words. The story was good but you end up skimming through too much nonsense written.
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