Title: A Matter of Millions (Ebenezer Gryce #5)
Author: Anna Katherine Green
Anna Katharine Green, the “mother of the detective novel”, was a prolific American author who wrote well-plotted, legally accurate tales. The sixth installment in the Mr. Gryce series, this is a stand-alone mystery concerning a series of mistaken identities and one very large sum of money.
Several girls, all bearing the name “Jenny Rogers”, are being killed in the city of New York. In the middle of it, there are two suspects: a famous painter and a visiting stranger, who also happen to bear, in their turn, identical names. Behind it all, the dying wishes of a man and a nefarious plot to lay claim to a matter of millions.
I was hooked by the idea of this book and only found out after listening to it that it’s actually a classic from the 1800’s. Writing style wise, this much is apparent, but I have to say that the action and suspense had me on the edge of my seat like something Ruth Ware would’ve written.
I didn’t see the ending coming, and that rarely happens for me in thrillers anymore. Even though it was a little wordy, I still very much enjoyed the story. Plus, the smooth narration made it an easy listen.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.