“The Sword of Damocles – A Story of New York Life” is an 1881 detective novel by Anne Katherine Green. The third instalment of Green’s detective series featuring Mr. Gryce, “The Sword of Damocles” is a riveting tale of honour, repentance, and second chances not to be missed by fans and collectors of Green’s fantastic work. Contents include: “Two Men”, “Life and Death”, “The Japha Mystery”, “From A to Z”, and “Woman’s Love”. 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.