by M.E. Braddon
Foreword by Mathew Sweet
Orphan Ellinor Arden is called from her secluded Paris home to London for the hearing of a will. To her surprise, she is named as the inheritor of her estranged uncle’s fortune, on condition that she marry his adopted son. Encouraged by her lawyer and guardian, the dashing Horace Margrave, she enters into wedded life with this perfect stranger, but it soon becomes clear that her trust in a dead man’s wishes has been misplaced.
Suspense-ridden sensation fiction from a master of the art, The Lawyer’s Secret and the counterpart piece presented here, ‘Mystery at Fernwood’, represent Victorian literature at its best.
Publication date: 01/09/2009