Series: Amelia Butterworth

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That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green1
Lost Man's Lane by Anna Katharine Green2
That Affair Next Door and Lost Man's Lane by Anna Katharine Greenomnibus 1 & 2
The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green3

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Series description

These three novels feature the investigations of Amelia Butterworth, the first fictional female detective to appear in a novel (1897). Ms. Butterworth is a fifty-ish, upper-middle-class spinster who is both extremely inquisitive, and determined not to be outdone by men. She is paired with Inspector Ebenezer Gryce, whom the author first introduced in her most popular novel, The Leavenworth Case.


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