Anna Katharine Green Net Worth

Anna Katharine Green was born on November 11, 1846 in Brooklyn, United States, is Detective Fiction Writer. Anna Katherine Green was an American poet and novelist, famously dubbed as the ‘Mother of the detective novel’. With such memorable characters as detective Ebenezer Gryce, and the spinster Amelia Butterworth, she successfully used many of the genres' plot devices—such as expert witnesses, medical inquiry, dead bodies found at unexpected places—to weave gripping stories . Her knowledge of criminal law, gained from her lawyer father, helped give an air of realism to the novels, and her books helped outline the formulas that were to characterize the field of detective fiction. She was a progressive woman for her time who succeeded in a genre dominated by male writers but she was opposed to women's suffrage and she did not approve of many of her feminist contemporaries. She had personal responsibilities and raised a family, but still managed to turn out more than three dozen books over a span of four decades. She helped to make the genre of detective fiction popular in America by creating well-constructed plots based on a good knowledge of criminal law. Her fictional detective, Ebenezer Gryce, influenced in some aspects the character of Sherlock Holmes created later by Arthur Conan Doyle. Her expert detailing of the logical procedure through discovery of possibilities, deduction, and reasoning won her readership all around the world.
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Who is it? Detective Fiction Writer
Birth Day November 11, 1846
Birth Place Brooklyn, United States
Died On April 11, 1935(1935-04-11) (aged 88)\nBuffalo, New York
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Genres poetry, detective fiction
Spouse Charles Rohlfs

💰 Net worth: $18 Million

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She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1846.


Though Green's book The Leavenworth Case is frequently cited as the first mystery written by an American woman, The Dead Letter by Seeley Regester was published earlier (1866).


Green is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth. Indeed, as Journalist Kathy Hickman writes, Green "stamped the mystery genre with the distinctive features that would influence Writers from Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle to contemporary authors of suspenseful "whodunits". In addition to creating elderly spinster and young female sleuths, Green's innovative plot devices included dead bodies in libraries, newspaper clippings as "clews", the coroner's inquest, and expert witnesses. Yale Law School once used her books to demonstrate how damaging it can be to rely on circumstantial evidence. Written in 1878, her first book, The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story, sparked a debate in the Pennsylvania State Senate over whether the book could "really have been written by a woman".


On November 25, 1884, Green married the actor and stove designer, and later noted furniture maker, Charles Rohlfs (1853 – 1936), who was seven years her junior. Rohlfs toured in a dramatization of Green's The Leavenworth Case. After his theater career faltered, he became a furniture maker in 1897, and Green collaborated with him on some of his designs. Together they had one daughter and two sons: Rosamund Rohlfs, Roland Rohlfs, and Sterling Rohlfs. Her daughter Rosamund married Robert Twitty Palmer. She died in 1935 and was buried in Buffalo, NY where her grave is today located in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Room Number 3, and Other Detective stories,(1905), featuring:


The Golden Slipper, and Other Problems for Violet Strange, (1915), featuring:


Green died on April 11, 1935 in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 88.


In a discussion of women Writers of detective fiction, scholar Ellen Higgins in 1994 chronicled the work of Green as popularizing the genre a decade before Arthur Conan Doyle brought out his first Sherlock Holmes story. "I only found out afterward that some people were a little upset with it because they don't want to hear about women competing with the master", Higgins said.


In 2002, Buffalo Literary Walking Tours began an annual series of weekend walking tours highlighting authors with local connections. Green is included along with Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Taylor Caldwell, and others.


Green was in some ways a progressive woman for her time—succeeding in a genre dominated by male writers—but she did not approve of many of her feminist contemporaries, and she was opposed to women's suffrage.