In a New York City Museum, an piercing shriek leads the director to a teenage girl lying dead on the floor with an arrow in her heart. The only apparent witness is an old woman muttering incomprehensible words in her ear and offering only nonsense replies to the director’s inquiries. The thirteenth book in Green’s detective series featuring Mr. Gryce, “The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow” 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. 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.