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Aubert, Brigitte (Translated by David L. Koral) . DEATH FROM THE WOODS. New York City, NY: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 279 pages. As New/As New.

The author's mystery novel. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. "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). A masterpiece. A "must-have" title for Brigitte Aubert collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen on the title page by the author: "Bien cordialement, BA". This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First English-language Edition still available online and has no flaws, 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 living French mystery writer. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1566491096. $40.00

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