"I am not an inquisitive woman…"
So declares Miss Amelia Butterworth as she spies on the carriage pulled up at her neighbor's door. A man and a woman enter the house; ten minutes later, he leaves alone. The next day, the woman is found dead in the parlor. Renowned New York detective Ebenezer Gryce arrives to investigate, but he's no match for amateur sleuth Miss Butterworth…or so she thinks! Intriguing, skillfully crafted, and slyly amusing, this nineteenth-century whodunit by the "mother of the detective novel," Anna Katharine Green, is a delight! (KG)
This title is included in our 2021 Book a Month: Mysteries package.