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Written by Mary BraddonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mary Braddon
Edited by Chris WillisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chris Willis
Introduction by Sarah WatersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sarah Waters

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On Sale: November 14, 2012
Pages: 496 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82884-2
Published by : Modern Library Random House Group
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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.
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Sarah Waters is the bestselling author of four previous novels: Tipping the Velvet; Affinity; Fingersmith; and The Night Watch. Winner of many literary awards, she has been shortlisted for both the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. She lives in London.
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The Trail of the Serpent is thoroughly engaging—vintage storytelling with more than a touch of sly wit.” —Sue Grafton

“Why have we been deprived of this treat for a hundred years? The Trail of the Serpent is a cracking good read, addictively ingenious, electrically energetic, engagingly entertaining, and above all fun!”—Reginald Hill

The Trail of the Serpent is immensely vivid, sweeping you along with its character and vitality.”—Anne Perry
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