New York detective Mr. Gryce employs the aid of Miss Amelia Butterworth to unravel the mystery of multiple disappearances on a particular stretch of country road. The ninth book in Green’s detective series featuring Mr. Gryce and the second featuring Miss. Butterworth, “Lost Man’s Lane” is a riveting murder mystery 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. 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.