The Dead LettereBook - 2015
A love triangle turns deadly in the first full-length detective novel by an American author. Published a decade prior to Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case (1878), The Dead Letter concerns the murder of Henry Moreland, whose body is found just a few steps from the home of John Argyll, Esq. Moreland was engaged to Argyll's daughter, Eleanor, and suspicion soon falls upon the lawyer's protégé, Richard Redfield. Desperate to clear his name, Redfield seeks the help of Mr. Burton, a famous New York City detective -- but the case has more twists and turns than either of the two men could possibly imagine. Set against the political turmoil of the Reconstruction Era, The Dead Letter is a fascinating historical document, a pioneering work of genre fiction, and a mystery with a cleverly satisfying conclusion. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 
Copyright Date: 015
Branch Call Number: FICTION Vic
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)