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The Serpent Papers

(2015)
(The first book in the Serpent Papers Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Alchemy, magic and explosive historical secrets--Jessica Cornwell's debut novel, The Serpent Papers, is a stylish, sophisticated literary thriller that will enthrall readers of The Historian, The Name of the Rose, The Thirteenth Tale and The Da Vinci Code

Meet Anna Verco, a young literary researcher whose involvement in a series of mysterious murders in contemporary Barcelona brings her face to face with the ancient worlds of alchemy, magic and explosive historical secrets concealed in long-hidden manuscripts--The Serpent Papers, Jessica Cornwell's debut novel, is a stylish, sophisticated literary thriller unlike any other.

Barcelona, summer 2003. Three women are sacrificed for an unknown purpose, their skin carved with a cryptic alphabet and their tongues cut from their mouths. Sent beautiful, sinister letters--clues, or confessions?--Inspector Fabregat cannot decipher the warnings within. Natalia Hernandez, flower of the National Theatre and Catalan idol, is found lying broken on the steps of the Cathedral. The city bays for blood as Fabregat chases riddles and shadows.

Barcelona, winter 2014. Anna Verco--academic, book thief, savant-unearths letters hidden for centuries. What they reveal compels her and Fabregat to reignite the Hernandez investigation. Every page Anna turns conceals a coded message; every street she treads leads her deeper into the labyrinth. 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.

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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy)
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
ISBN: 1-84866-672-1 / 978-1-84866-672-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : Canada Paperback

Title: Serpent Papers, The
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4434-3574-0 / 978-1-4434-3574-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy)
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
ISBN: 1-84866-675-6 / 978-1-84866-675-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy)
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
ISBN: 1-84866-673-X / 978-1-84866-673-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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June 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Serpent Papers
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4434-3573-2 / 978-1-4434-3573-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent Papers
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent Papers
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent Papers: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Jessica Cornwell
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK