The Leavenworth Case

Version: Unabridged
Author: Anna Katharine Green
Narrator: Unknown
Genres: Non-Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: January 2005
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

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 his 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. But is that the trail to follow?

This classic mystery novel-a tribute to Anna Katharine Green's exceptional plotting and legal accuracy-was famously put to use by Yale University's law school to demonstrate the fallibility of circumstantial evidence.

Author Details

Author Details

Green, Anna Katharine

Anna Katharine Green (1846???1935) was a well-reviewed and commercially successful author of detective novels. She wrote thirty-four novels and four collections of stories. Catherine Ross Nickerson is Associate Professor of English at Emory University. She is the author of The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women, also published by Duke University Press.