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The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins
By: (1824-1889)

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends.

Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying his guilt but without enough proof for a jury to convict him.

Valeria sets out to save their happiness by proving her husband innocent of the crime. In her quest, she comes across the disabled character Miserrimus Dexter, a fascinating but mentally unstable genius, and his devoted female cousin, Ariel. Dexter will prove crucial to uncovering the disturbing truth behind the mysterious death.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 1, 2018
Subject: Another great story from this author!
Excellent story and I had no problem with the reader - thought she did a great job! Enjoyed listening very much! The serialized type of novel leaves you wanting more at the end of each chapter- hard to stop!
Reviewer: - January 6, 2016
Subject: Good story I cannot hear
While I appreciate the time and effort of the readers, I truely wish they would think about the listener. I can't continue listening to this story. Rapid fire speech, rapid long sentences means I do not as a listener get to comprehend 1/10th of the story. Will have to wait until another reader records this. Sad.. sounds like a good story.

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