That Affair Next Door
Anna Katharine Green, Leslie S. Klinger
The first book in an exciting new classic mystery series created in partnership with the Library of Congress, 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.
Miss Amelia Butterworth is unmarried but quite content as an observer of human nature—until late one evening she notices a man and woman enter the supposedly empty house next door, whose owners are away on a trip abroad. Suspiciously, the man leaves the house some time later, but the woman doesn't follow. The next morning Miss Butterworth finds the woman dead, mysteriously crushed under a cabinet. When Detective Ebenezer Gryce takes on the case, Miss Butterworth decides to take matters into her own hands and solve the murder herself.