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’s

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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
File size:
3 MB

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The trail of the serpent: a novel 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for any fan of mysteries or victorian melodrama. It is just a fun book to read when you want something on the lighter side. There are lots of twists and turns and surprises. The story is predictable but still worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Until they can clear up the editing (spelling), there is really not even a remotely good reason why I should waste my time trying to figure out what they were trying !x sbt!!