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X Y Z This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: X Y Z
  • Author: Anna Katharine Green
  • ISBN: 2940003654221
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Nook
  • This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into priThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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    1. Anna Katharine Green

      Anna Katharine Green 1846 1935 was an American poet and novelist She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories Born in Brooklyn, New York, her early ambition was to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case 1878 She became a bestselling author, eventually publishing about 40 books She was in some ways a progressive woman for her time succeeding in a genre dominated by male writers but she did not approve of many of her feminist contemporaries, and she was opposed to women s suffrage Her other works include A Strange Disappearance 1880 , The Affair Next Door 1897 , The Circular Study 1902 , The Filigree Ball 1903 , The Millionaire Baby 1905 , The House in the Mist 1905 , The Woman in the Alcove 1906 , The House of the Whispering Pines 1910 , Initials Only 1912 , and The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow 1917.

    824 thoughts on “X Y Z”

    1. by Andrea Renee CoxWhat a fun mini-mystery! After such a complex and intriguing story, I am hopeful about trying another book by this author.Content:*mentions of death, murder, and suicide*one expletive*one profanityI was not compensated for my honest review.


    2. This is a short novella by one of my favorite authors. Despite its length, it still feels quite solid and complete—except that the narrator tells us his story and never his name.This unnamed government agent is in pursuit of a lead on a counterfeiting case when he stumbled headlong into a crime in progress! He steps into the very shoes of the person being framed for the crime, with some interesting results. There are more twists and turns than a fall corn maze, and it remains interesting throu [...]


    3. Quick MysteryWhat an odd little mystery! Old-fashioned and a quick read. A bit more intriguing at the beginning, but entertaining nonetheless.


    4. I chose this short book to use for my A-Z Challenge since it would be a quick read, and it was a mystery, so I figured I would like it. But for me, it just ok really. I did not like the writing style at all, there were far too many run on sentences and that got annoying really quick. I also thought that the beginning was just a lot of nonsense and it made the story a bit confusing. It was wrote in the 1920's and I feel like writing was a lot different back then so that would explain that. I thou [...]


    5. Anna Katharine Green was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called ”the mother of the detective novel.” Green is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective.This very short novella written in 1883 revolves around an unnamed narrator who tells about an unexpected adventure he finds himsel [...]


    6. For a short and very old story, I enjoyed this mystery by Anna Katharine Green. I read this story because I needed it for my A-Z book challenge and can easily recommend it for anyone needing a book title with an X. :)


    7. When I started this story I thought I won't like it. But it turned out to be a cute cozy mystery which I enjoyed.




    8. I found this as part of an A-Z reading challenge last year after having little luck tracking down my previous choice for X. I had never read a detective novel at the time and I think this was a very good way to introduce myself into the age old genre. I had of course heard of all the wonderful detective novels and authors but never felt drawn to read them, aside from the feeling that I should read Sherlock Holmes one day. After I finished this short story I did begin looking for other stories of [...]


    9. Brandon, Massachusetts Mitte Juni 1881. Ein junger Detektiv wird vom örtlichen Postmeister um Hilfe gebeten, weil regelmäßig Briefe an einen mysteriösen XYZ eintreffen und er vermutet, dass diese im Zusammenhang mit einer Falschgeldaffäre stehen könnten. Worauf der Detektiv wirklich stößt ist eine mysteriöse Familie mit einem dunklen Geheimnis. Eine reiche Familie, aber keiner weiß woher das Geld kommt. Die Bensons leben zurückgezogen, halten sich aus allem raus. Der Vater ist ein reg [...]


    10. I found this ebook at my local library while searching for X titles for a group reading challenge: A-Z. XYZ is a detective story first published in 1883 by Anna Katharine Green. "Sometimes in the course of his experience, a detective, while engaged in ferreting out the mystery of one crime, runs inadvertently upon the clue to another." And thus XYZ begins. XYZ is a story of how a detective’s curiosity leads to the revelation of family secrets, the identity of a family villain, and the healing [...]


    11. Surprisingly good. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, even though it was written almost 100 years ago. The unnamed narrator tells about an unexpected adventure he finds himself in while investigating something else entirely. I love how this one kept me interested and guessing. These are two of the most important features of any mystery or sleuthing story. I also like how the curiosity of the main character lands him in such an unlikely and awkward situation. I loved the way the details are revea [...]


    12. This is quite a lovely little story. It's more of a short adventure than an actual classic detective story, as there is more the mystery of what is going on than who did it. It's a quite short and quick read and I'm glad I read it. I would recommend it especially if you happen to be looking for a book starting with X.


    13. I actually read this book to cover the letter "x" in an a to z reading challenge, and was happily surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It is an older book and a little of the terminology threw me off a little but I quickly caught on. The mystery was unique almost like he was investigating a crime before it happened which I found interesting.


    14. This short detective story is either a long short story or a short novella in either case, it is a good murder mystery. An agent of the Secret Service searching for clues to a ring of counterfeiters gets mistakenly mixed up in a family quarrel & happens to be on the spot when the family patriarch is poisoned.


    15. This was a fun little mystery, even though it was a bit confusing in the beginning. However I wouldn't recommend it unless you were looking for a book starting with X, that's the reason I decided to read it, since it wasn't that enjoyable.


    16. A quick read and fun who done it. I enjoyed the author's writing style. It bothered me that the detective wasn't named. Why did the author feel the need to withhold this? It distracted me, but I will try more of Green's work.


    17. I picked this up because it started with x for a challenge. It was for me a three and a half to four stars simply because of the writing style and how it started like it was already in the middle of a story but there was some parts of this story I loved.



    18. Anna Katharine Green does it again! An highly enjoyable story for all the cozy mystery readers out there.


    19. X Y Z was actually a fun detective story! It reminded me of one of those old detective movies or something. I was a little confused for parts of the book, but overall liked the story. :)


    20. As I remember, the book (or rather story) was nothing special. The only real twist was that the story had nothing to do with the case the inspector was investigating. The murderer


    21. I read this for my A-Z Challenge. Nice little mystery novella. The story was much more simple than what I expected as the beginning seemed a bit confusing.


    22. This novelette is a great straightforward detective story. I think this was written before "puzzle mysteries" became popular. It was a quick and enjoyable read.



    23. I only read this traditional mystery to get a title on X for one of my reading challenges, but it was still an easy, entertaining read.


    24. An unnamed agent is in town to investigates a counterfeit case and starts to follow a lead. The lead is for a different matter but the agent’s own curiosity keeps him on the track of the new matter. The coincidence of more than one letter being addressed to XYZ and the password of ‘counterfeit’ was enough.The postmaster demurred, but I soon overcame his scruples; and taking down the letters once more, hastily investigated their contents. I own that I was considerably disappointed at the re [...]


    25. EnjoyableIt reads like a Holmes mystery as the author undoubtedly does a great job intertwining the pieces to this elaborate little puzzle. Starts off a bit slow but when it takes off, it has you hooked. Nicely done and well written. It surprisingly packs a lot into it for such a short read.



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