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The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green
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Aug 24, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010, fiction

If you'd like to read this, it's in the public domain here. It was mentioned (the new Penguin edition) on NPR as a book worth reading, and it is. In the same way that, say, Citizen Kane is a movie worth watching--you have to keep reminding yourself that it's not Green/Welles who are using the clichés, but rather they're inventing them.

Aside from her massive contribution to mystery writing in the form of the "series detective", I'd say there's not much here to see if you're not a mystery person by nature. It is very well-plotted, but the characters tend to be flat.
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August 24, 2010 – Shelved
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September 16, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 22, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
September 22, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction

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