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The Woman in the Alcove

The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
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“I was, perhaps, the plainest girl in the room that night. I was also the happiest—up to one o’clock. Then my whole world crumbled, or, at least, suffered an eclipse. Why and how, I am about to relate.” Thus begins this mystery told by Anna Katharine Green, one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and renowned for writing well plotted, legally accurate stories.

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THE WOMAN IN THE ALCOVE

By Anna Katharine Green

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I THE WOMAN WITH THE DIAMOND II THE GLOVES II ANSON DURAND IV EXPLANATIONS V SUPERSTITION VI SUSPENSE VII NIGHT AND A VOICE VIII ARREST IX THE MOUSE NIBBLES AT THE NET X I ASTONISH THE INSPECTOR XI THE INSPECTOR ASTONISHES ME XII ALMOST XIII THE MISSING RECOMMENDATION XIV TRAPPED XV SEARS OR WELLGOOD XVI DOUBT XVII SWEETWATER IN A NEW ROLE XVIII THE CLOSED DOOR XIX THE FACE XX MOONLIGHT AND A CLUE XXI GRIZEL! GRIZEL! XXII GUILT XXIII THE GREAT MOGUL

I. THE WOMAN WITH THE DIAMOND

I was, perhaps, the plainest girl in the room that night. I was also the happiest up to one o'clock. Then my whole world crumbled, or, at least, suffered an eclipse. Why and how, I am about to relate.

I was not made for love. This I had often said to myself; very often of late. In figure I am too diminutive, in face far too unbeautiful, for me to cherish expectations of this nature... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - June 22, 2014
Subject: The Woman in the Alcove
A good story, would be more enjoyable if all the readers were up to the same standard, even better if it were only one reader.


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