The Trail of the Serpent

The Trail of the Serpent

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by Mary Braddon
     
 

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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’sSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307828842
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/14/2012
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
629,456
File size:
3 MB

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