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DEATH FROM THE WOODS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing: Signed And Inscribed by Brigitte Aubert

Aubert, Brigitte (Translated by David L. Koral)

Published by New York City, NY: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2000
ISBN 10: 1566491096 / ISBN 13: 9781566491099
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Title: DEATH FROM THE WOODS - Scarce Fine Copy of ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 279 pages. Published in 2000. The author's breakthrough mystery novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Brigitte Aubert's "Death From The Woods" in a felicitous English translation. A masterpiece. "Elise Andrioli has been left blind, mute, and quadriplegic after a terrorist bomb explosion in Northern Ireland. Back in the small suburb outside Paris where she lives, Elise leads a solitary life except for the contact that she has with her caretakers. However, a series of grisly local murders has shaken the residents. Young boys have been disappearing only to be discovered a day later, dead and horribly mutilated. One morning, while waiting in her wheelchair outside a supermarket, Elise is approached by a small girl named Virginie, who confides that she was present when 'Death From The Woods' murdered Michael, a boy reported missing several days earlier. Later that afternoon, Michael's death is confirmed on the local news. There are plenty of twists and turns in this crisply translated story, and readers, far from feeling sorry for Elise, will find themselves cheering on this gutsy woman as she uses her remarkable intellect to keep herself out of danger and bring the murderer to justice" (Otto Penzler). An absolute "must-have" title for Brigitte Aubert collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed (initialled) and inscribed in blue ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Bien cordialement [Very cordially], BA". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. There is no recipient named. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condiiton: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the equivalent of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, in 1997 for "Death From The Woods". The finest French mystery writer of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1566491096. Bookseller Inventory # 10734

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Synopsis: Elise Andrioli is back on the case. Having solved the mystery of the child serial killings outside Paris, Elise has become sort of a minor celebrity, selling the rights to her story to a mystery writer named Brigitte Aubert.

Review: Penzler Pick, May 2000: This gripping mystery by one of France's top mystery writers recently won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, the equivalent of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. Elise Andrioli has been left blind, mute, and quadriplegic after a terrorist bomb explosion in Northern Ireland that killed her fiancé. Back in the small suburb outside Paris where she lives, Elise leads a solitary life except for the contact that she has with her caretakers. However, a series of grisly local murders has shaken the residents. Young boys have been disappearing only to be discovered a day later, dead and horribly mutilated.

One morning, while waiting in her wheelchair outside a supermarket, Elise is approached by a small girl named Virginie, who confides that she was present when "Death from the Woods" murdered Michael, a boy reported missing several days earlier. Later that afternoon, Michael's death is confirmed on the local news. Elise is intrigued but has no idea who Virginie is or how to find her. But soon Virginie reappears and offers Elise more information about the murders. The investigating police officer suspects that Virginie is giving information to Elise that she is reluctant to give to him, and tries to set up a communication system between himself and Elise to find out what she knows. But someone else also suspects that Elise knows something--and after an accident that almost costs her her life, she must try to convey her knowledge to those around her. But how?

This first-person mystery is not only chilling, it is--incredibly--amusing. Elise is an engaging heroine with a remarkable sense of humor about her physical and mental state. There are plenty of twists and turns in this crisply translated story, and readers, far from feeling sorry for Elise, will find themselves cheering on this gutsy woman as she uses her remarkable intellect to keep herself out of danger and bring the murderer to justice. --Otto Penzler

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