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Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
By: (1824-1889)

Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins is a gripping and suspenseful novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The story follows the mysterious and captivating character of Mrs. Fontaine, who uses her cunning and manipulative ways to influence those around her.

The plot is filled with twists and turns, as Mrs. Fontaine's true motives are slowly revealed. The author does a fantastic job of creating a dark and eerie atmosphere throughout the book, adding to the overall sense of tension and mystery.

The characters are well-developed and complex, making it easy for readers to become invested in their fates. From the enigmatic Mrs. Fontaine to the determined and righteous Mr. Wagner, each character brings something unique to the story.

Overall, Jezebel's Daughter is a thrilling read that keeps readers guessing until the very end. Wilkie Collins delivers a masterful tale of deception, revenge, and redemption that will leave readers wanting more. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a captivating and engaging mystery novel.

Book Description:
A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was researching , while Mrs. Wagner is left with her husband's mental health institution reforms and his plans for hiring women along with men in his firm's offices. Mrs. Wagner believes in treating madmen gently, and requests for the funny little man Jack Straw to be released from the madhouse. At the same time, her nephew David Glenney is sent to the Frankfurt office, where he works with Mr Engelmann and Mr Keller. The Keller sun, Fritz, has fallen in love with Minna Fontaine, but the prospect of marriage is not being approved of by his father because Madame Fontaine is said to be in debt after her husband's death.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - January 25, 2013
Subject: Master storyteller
Unusual and gripping tale by a superb and ingenious writer.

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