The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green [Detective Gryce Mysteries #3] by Anna Katharine Green
THE MYSTERY OF THE HASTY ARROW is the third mystery in Anna Katharine Green's series of mysteries featuring her main protagonist, Detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police. Gryce solves series of baffling Victorian-era crimes with the occasional help from spinster-turned-crimefighter Amelia Butterworth.
Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was a pioneering American author of detective fiction. Her legally accurate and intricately-plotted works served to inspire later generations of writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, who patterned her 'Miss Marple' character after Green's spinster crimefighter Amelia Butterworth.