An American poet and novelist from the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, she was among the initial writers within the detective fiction genre. Her most well-known detective novels are the Leavenworth Case (1878) and Marked “Personal” (1893). She originally attempt to compose romantic verse. Nevertheless, her detective books produced her a bestselling writer. She published almost forty books, including A Unusual Disappearance (1880) and Dark Hollow (1914). She was raised in NEW YORK. She wedded Charles Rohlfs in 1884. She corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson when she was youthful.