THE SERPENT PAPERS.
Edition: First printing.
London: Quercus, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - The Guardian called it an "erudite alchemical thriller . . . Here we have an enigmatic heroine, a wonderful European city, plenty of cultural detail, a string of gruesome murders and a conspiracy that spans centuries . . . everything is relevant - and everything is enticing - she's an original, entertaining writer. I finished this episode wanting more." In Barcelona in the winter of 2014, "Anna Verco - academic, book thief, savant - unearths letters hidden for centuries from a lightning-struck chapel in Mallorca. What they reveal compels her and Inspector Fabregat to reignite the Hernandez investigation. As Fabregat baits her with suspects, and threats darken her steps, Anna hunts her own prey - the book that began it all, a medieval revelation written in the language of witches and alchemists: The Serpent Papers. Anna believes this book will unlock the mystery. She does not yet know she is the key." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 479 pp. ISBN: 978-1848666726.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.