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The Mysteries of Robert Louis Stevenson - The Wrong Box and The Body Snatcher - cover

The Mysteries of Robert Louis Stevenson - The Wrong Box and The Body Snatcher

Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Open Road Media

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A short thriller and a comic crime novel by the author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explore murderous greed in nineteenth-century Scotland.The Wrong Box: Two elderly brothers, Joseph and Masterman, are the last surviving members of an investment agreement known as a tontine. All their two nephews have to do to inherit everything is make sure Joseph outlives Masterman. But that’s easier said than done. Robert Louis Stevenson cowrote this comic crime novel with his stepson Lloyd Osbourn.The Body Snatcher: Inspired by the notorious Burke and Hare murders, this chilling short story tells the tale of two medical students in charge of receiving human cadavers for dissection in their anatomy class. When one of them begins to suspect murder is afoot, the other starts acting increasingly suspicious—until both find themselves in a terrifying predicament.

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