The Trail of the Serpent

The Trail of the Serpent

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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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780812966787
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Braddon M.E.
Characteristics: xxiv, 462 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Willis, Chris 1960-
Alternative Title: Three times dead


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jinjur Apr 03, 2011

Witty, well-written Victorian mystery--pure literary fun.


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