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The Trail of the Serpent (original 1861; edition 2003)
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Christine Willis (Editor), Sarah Waters (Introduction)
The Trail of the Serpent by Mary Braddon (1861)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812966783, Paperback)Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837–1915), Victorian England’s bestselling woman writer, blends Dickensian humor with chilling suspense in this “exuberantly campy” (Kirkus Reviews) mystery. The novel features Jabez North, a manipulative orphan who becomes a ruthless killer; Valerie de Cevennes, a stunning heiress who falls into North’s diabolical trap; and Mr. Peters, a mute detective who communicates his brilliant reasoning through sign language.
This edition includes a critical Afterword and endnotes by Victorian scholar Dr. Chris Willis.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:33:08 -0400)
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