Here’s a fine short story to entertain you for half an hour. It concerns a young man desperate to see his beloved girlfriend before she sails for Europe, and the really strange circumstances that appear to be preventing him from doing so.
Anna Katherine Green was a 19/20th-century author who wrote poetry and fiction – in particular detective and mystery fiction. Her novel, The Leavenworth Case  [read] [listen] is often cited as the second mystery novel written by a woman. She was praised by Wilkie Collins, who wrote the first detective novel, The Woman in White  [read] [listen].
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