|Title:||The Staying Guest|
|Illustrator:||Smith, W. Granville (Walter)|
|Publisher:||The Century Co.|
|Description:||A new book by this popular author, and written in her best and most interest-compelling style. Ladybird Lovell, the staying guest, is a quaint and startling but loving and lovable child, who comes unbidden into the home of her supposed aunts. How she wins her way is the story.
—Boston Evening Transcript, 22 October 1904 [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wells, Carolyn
Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862 – March 26, 1942) was an American author and poet.
Her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx (1896), was a collection of charades. Her next publications were The Jingle Book and The Story of Betty (1899), followed by a book of verse entitled Idle Idyls (1900). After 1900, Wells wrote numerous novels and collections of poetry.
Carolyn Wells wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books. According to her autobiography, The Rest of My Life (1937), it was around 1910 that she heard one of Anna Katherine Green's mystery novels being read aloud and was immediately captivated by the unravelling of the puzzle. From that point onward she devoted herself to the mystery genre. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories which—according to Allen J. Hubin's Crime Fiction IV: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749–2000 (2003)—number 61 titles.
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