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Circular Study

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In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study. The only apparent witnesses are a deaf and dumb butler driven mad by the event, and a caged bird that sings out a vital but puzzling clue. Before he solves the crime, with the help of the redoubtable Miss Amelia Butterworth, Gryce must uncover a motive that spans generations and the passions that have kept it alive. Anna Katharine Green was a pioneering writer of detective fiction in the United States. Her first such novel, The Leavenworth Case, was published in 1878. She is credited with changing the genre by making her stories legally accurate. She invented the "girl detective." But her works remained popular because of their lively, twisting plots and the strong characters she developed.

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THE CIRCULAR STUDY

BY ANNA KATHARINE GREEN

1900

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY GARDEN CITY NEW YORK 1914

CONTENTS.

BOOK I. A STRANGE CRIME.

I. Red Light

II. Mysteries

III. The Mute Servitor

IV. A New Experience for Mr. Gryce

V. Five Small Spangles

VI. Suggestions From an Old Friend

VII. Amos's Son

VIII. In the Round of the Staircase

IX. High and Low

X. Bride Roses

XI. Misery

XII. Thomas Explains

XIII. Despair

XIV. Memoranda

BOOK II. REMEMBER EVELYN.

I. The Secret of the Cadwaladers

II. The Oath

III. Eva

IV. Felix

V. Why the Iron Slide Remained Stationary

VI. Answered

VII. Last Words

BOOK I

A STRANGE CRIME

CHAPTER I.

RED LIGHT.

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