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Dead Letter

Metta Victoria Fuller Victor

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Description:

Published in 1866, "The Dead Letter: An American Romance" written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor under the pseudonym, Seeley Regester, is credited by historians of popular literature to be the first full-length American crime fiction novel. The writing is melodramatic in places and includes opinions typical of the time period, but is an enjoyable, early example of the genre. The novel begins with Richard Redfield, a clerk in the "Dead Letter Office," opening an unclaimed letter. Upon reading the contents, he is convinced that the message relates to the events of a night two years prior when another young man was brutally murdered. (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. M. Smallheer

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

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04:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:40