The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow

Anna Katharine GREEN (1864 - 1935)

It is the noon hour at a museum in New York City. The date: May 23, 1913. The weekday, attendance is light; the attendees are scattered between two floors. Suddenly a cry rings out from the second floor. Scrambling to Section II, the museum director discovers a teenage girl dead with an arrow through her heart. An older woman hovers over her whispering incoherent phrases in the girl's ear and offering incomprehensible answers to the director's questions. She is the only witness to the crime, or accident, as the case may be. How will the feeble, 83 year-old Mr. Gryce unravel this mystery when this witness is apparently insane?

Anna Katharine Green was noted for her scientific approach to the murder mystery. In The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow she breaks more ground with her in-depth study of the psychological interplay between the murderer, the victim and the witnesses. Although more quietly paced, this mystery presents many elements of a current psychological thriller: blind ambition, narcissism, obsession and betrayal. Green adds a peculiar twist with the fact that two heartbroken relatives of the victim sacrifice virtually everything to protect the murderer.(Summary girlbooks/blog.com )

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 1 - Let Someone Speak Richard Kilmer
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Play 02 02 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 2 - In Room B Richard Kilmer
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Play 03 03 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 3 - "I have Something to Show You" Richard Kilmer
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Play 04 04 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 4 - A Strategic Move - Part 1 Richard Kilmer
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Play 05 05 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 4 - A Strategic Move - Part 2 Richard Kilmer
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Play 06 06 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 5 - Three Where Two Should Be Richard Kilmer
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Play 07 07 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 6 - The Man in the Gallery Richard Kilmer
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Play 08 08 - Book 1 - A Problem of the First Order - Chapter 7 - "You Think That of Me" Richard Kilmer
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Play 09 09 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 8 - On the Search Richard Kilmer
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Play 10 10 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 9 - While the City Slept Richard Kilmer
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Play 11 11 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 10 - "And He Stood Here" Richard Kilmer
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Play 12 12 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 11 - Footsteps Richard Kilmer
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Play 13 13 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 12 - "Spare nobody: I say, Spare Nobody!" Richard Kilmer
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Play 14 14 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 13 - "Write Me His Name" Richard Kilmer
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Play 15 15 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 14 - A loop of Silk Richard Kilmer
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Play 16 16 - Book 2 - Mr. X - Chapter 15 - News from France Richard Kilmer
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Play 17 17 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 16 - Friends Richard Kilmer
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Play 18 18 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 17 - The Cuckoo-Clock Richard Kilmer
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Play 19 19 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 18 - Mrs. Davis' Strange Lodger Richard Kilmer
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Play 20 20 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 19 - Mr. Gryce and the Timid Child Richard Kilmer
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Play 21 21 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 20 - Mr. Gryce and the Unwary Woman Richard Kilmer
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Play 22 22 -Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 21 Perplexed Richard Kilmer
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Play 23 23 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 22 - He Remembers Richard Kilmer
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Play 24 24 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 23 - Girls, Girls! Nothing but Girls! Richard Kilmer
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Play 25 25 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 24 - Flight Richard Kilmer
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Play 26 26 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 25 - Terror Richard Kilmer
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Play 27 27 - Book 3 - Storm In The Mountains - Chapter 26 - The Face in the Window Richard Kilmer
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Play 28 28 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 27 - From Lips Long Silent Richard Kilmer
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Play 29 29 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 28 - "Romantic! Too Romantic!" - Part 1 Richard Kilmer
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Play 30 30 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 28 - "Romantic! Too Romantic!" - Part 2 Richard Kilmer
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Play 31 31 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 29 - A Strong Man Richard Kilmer
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Play 32 32 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 30 - The Creeping Shadow Richard Kilmer
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Play 33 33 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 31 - Confronted Richard Kilmer
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Play 34 34 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 32 - "Why Is That Here?" Richard Kilmer
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Play 35 35 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 33 - Again The Cuckoo-Clock Richard Kilmer
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Play 36 36 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 34 - The Bud--Then the Deadly Flower - Part 1 Richard Kilmer
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Play 37 37 - Book 4 - Nemesis - Chapter 34 - The Bud--Then the Deadly Flower - Part 2 Richard Kilmer
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