Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
New Penguin edition,The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green.
Today Penguin issues a new edition of Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case, first published in 1878. The Leavenworth Case, notable for its treatment of circumstantial evidence (Green's father was a defense attorney), was an early American bestseller, for it sold more than 1 million copies during Green's lifetime. British prime minister Stanley Baldwin was one fan of her books.