Violet Strange is a one of New York’s most popular socialites, but she leads an unusual double life. When not attending high-class soirées, she spends her time as a private investigator, delving into the underbelly of New York to solve a variety of mysteries ranging from high-profile theft to a dubious murder-suicide within the aristocracy—without ever revealing her true identity. First published in 1915, “The Golden Slipper – And Other Problems for Violet Strange” is a riveting tale of mystery and intrigue not to be missed by fans of classic detective fiction. Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was an American novelist and poet. Among the first writers of detective fiction in America, she is considered to be the “mother” of the genre for her legally-accurate and well-thought-out plots. Contents include: “The Golden Slipper”, “The Second Bullet”, “The Intangible Clew”, “The Grotto Spectre”, “The Dreaming Lady”, “The House of Clocks”, “The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock”, “Missing: Page Thirteen”, and “Violet’s Own”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Leavenworth Case” (1878), “A Strange Disappearance” (1880), and “The Circular Study” (1900). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage detective novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.