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Female Sleuths Megapack: Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, Loveday Brooke and Amelia Butterworth (21 novellas, original illustrations, author bios. Fully annotated enhanced e-book)

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Before Sherlock Holmes there were three female sleuths who solved crimes on either side of the Atlantic: Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, Loveday Brooke and Amelia Butterworth. Every single work featuring these three pioneering crime-busters is collected here - Lady Molly: The Complete Collection by Baroness Orczy, The Loveday Brooke series of detective novels by C. L. Pirkis ...more
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Grace
Nov 22, 2016 Grace rated it really liked it
I uncovered a delightful character in this megapack, Amelia Butterworth. A fun read.
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Mother (and sisters) of the Detective Novel

Anna Katherine Green wrote her first detective novel a decade before Sherlock Holmes appeared on the scene. Being a successful woman author at that time was, in itself, a major accomplishment. C. L. Pirkis and Baroness Orczy were also considered high in their field of writing. These Victorian stories reveal much in the roles that women played in a strict, moral society of affluence and the plainer, country-bred communities.
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The stories were written late 1800's so expect the language and sentimentally of that period. However it is a fun peek into the early detective novel and a look at a world long gone.
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Full name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian-British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1905). Baroness Orczy's sequels to the novel were less successful. She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London. Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories. Among her most popular ...more
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“Conventional wisdom holds that Arthur Conan Doyle invented the detective story but in fact Green’s first book featuring detective Ebenezer Gryce – in which Miss Butterworth does not appear – The Leavenworth Case came out in 1878, almost a decade before Sherlock Holmes made his debut in A Study in Scarlet. This is why Green is often referred to as The Mother of the Detective Novel.” 0 likes
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