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Was the author of the true 'first English detective story' stabbed in the back?

Portrait of the author Mary Elizabeth Maxwell

"It is something to be greater than Scott, Shakespeare, Homer in the South Seas, and to that you have attained." Robert Louis Stevenson, letter to M.E. Braddon. Why has a work which was hugely well-known in its day (that day being a very long one) never been considered a candidate for "earliest English detective novel"?

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