This early work by Anna Katharine Green was originally published in 1917 and we are w republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow' is one of Green's vels of crime and mystery. Anna Katharine Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1846. She aspired to be a writer from a young age, and corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson during her late teens. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, Green produced her first and best-kwn vel, The Leavenworth Case (1878). Praised by Wilkie Collins, the vel was year's bestseller, establishing Green's reputation. Green wrote at a time when fiction, and especially crime fiction, was dominated by men. However, she is w credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the trope of the recurring detective.