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In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss Anna Katharine Green, whose writing inspired Agatha Christie. Green’s 1878 novel, The Leavenworth Case, is one of the first to include a detailed coroner’s inquest and ballistic evidence and set the stage for generations of future mystery authors.

Works referenced in order of mention:

Green, Anna Katharine (1878). The Leavenworth Case

Green, Anna Katharine (1880). A Strange Disappearance

Green, Anna Katharine (1905) “The House in the Mist”


DuBose, Martha Hailey (2000). Women of Mystery: The Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists St. Martins Press.

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