A mysterious murder-stabbing. A deaf and dumb butler. And a caged starling desperate to set themselves free. When the reclusive owner of a distinguished house is found dead inside the circular study, Gryce knows a complex web of passion and rage must run straight to the heart of the motive. And with the help of an ambitious young cop and the infamous Amelia Butterworth, this tale of betrayal and revenge seems ripe for the picking. But with one lonesome bird singing his heart out, can Gyrce crack the cryptic code and locate the killer? Book 9 in the ‘Ebenezer Gryce’ series, ‘The Circular Study’ weaves a rip-roaring tale of murder and deceit, celebrated today as one of the ‘Ninety Classics of Crime Fiction’. Ideal for fans of Benedict Cumberbatch s ‘Sherlock’.One of the first writers of detective fiction, Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was an American poet and novelist. Born in Brooklyn New York, her bestselling ‘Ebenezer Gryce’ series explores the trials and tribulations of the much-loved detective Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police. Celebrated as popularising the detective genre a decade before Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries, Green is remembered today as ’the mother of the detective novel’.