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Lost Man's Lane

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After several people apparently vanish into thin air while walking along the same country road, New York detective Mr Gryce calls on the skills of Miss Amelia Butterworth to help him solve this most puzzling crime.

The author of Lost Man’s Lane, Anna Katharine Green, has been described as the first female American writer of detective stories.

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LOST MAN'S LANE

A SECOND EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AMELIA BUTTERWORTH

BY ANNA KATHARINE GREEN

(MRS. CHARLES ROHLFS)

Author of "That Affair Next Door," "The Leavenworth Case," "The Forsaken Inn," etc.

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK & LONDON The Knickerbocker Press 1899

COPYRIGHT, 1898 BY ANNA KATHARINE ROHLFS

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

Set up and electrotyped March, 1898. Reprinted March, 1898; April, 1898; July, 1898; Aug., 1898; Oct., 1898; Aug., 1899

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

To ELIZABETH D. SHEPARD COUSIN AND FRIEND THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

PREFACE

A word to my readers before they begin these pages.

As a woman of inborn principle and strict Presbyterian training, I hate deception and cannot abide subterfuge. This is why, after a year or more of hesitation, I have felt myself constrained to put into words the true history of the events surrounding the solution of that great mystery which made Lost Man's Lane the dread of the neighboring country... Continue reading book >>


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