That Affair Next Door
The first book in the Library of Congress classic crime series. That Affair Next Door follows Miss Amelia Butterworth, an inquisitive single woman who becomes involved in a murder investigation, after the woman next door turns up dead. Rife with social tension and mistaken identity, the messy case is assigned to veteran Detective Ebenezer Gryce. He expects Miss Butterworth to demurely return home, but she was there at the beginning of this case and she intends to see it through to the end. Written by Anna Katharine Green. Paperback, 384 pages.