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Dead Letter

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By: (1831-1885)

Dead Letter by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor is a captivating novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. The story follows the protagonist, Grace Martin, as she unravels the mystery behind a series of mysterious letters that keep appearing in her mailbox.

The author does an excellent job of building suspense and keeping readers guessing throughout the book. The characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their stories.

What sets Dead Letter apart from other mystery novels is its unique plot twists and unexpected revelations. Just when you think you have the mystery figured out, the author throws a curveball that will leave you reeling.

Overall, Dead Letter is a gripping and suspenseful read that will appeal to fans of mystery and thriller novels. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a captivating and engaging story.

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Published in 1866, "The Dead Letter: An American Romance" written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor under the pseudonym, Seeley Regester, is credited by historians of popular literature to be the first full-length American crime fiction novel. The writing is melodramatic in places and includes opinions typical of the time period, but is an enjoyable, early example of the genre. The novel begins with Richard Redfield, a clerk in the "Dead Letter Office," opening an unclaimed letter. Upon reading the contents, he is convinced that the message relates to the events of a night two years prior when another young man was brutally murdered.


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Reviewer: - August 31, 2016
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Very well read, and a reasonable story but it did meander about a bit taking a little long to move on in places.


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