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Thinking of it, Mary didn't seem to fear anything. Perhaps, also/neither death.

What's the correct alternative and why?

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You would use also to add to a positive set:

Mary was afraid of spiders, snakes, and dogs. She was also afraid of heights.

You would use either to add to a negative set:

Mary wasn't afraid of spiders, snakes, or dogs. She wasn't afraid of heights, either.

But in your example, you aren't adding to a set. Instead, you're picking out an extreme example and emphasizing it. For this, you should use even:

Thinking of it, Mary didn't seem to fear anything. Perhaps not even death.

Because the set of everything/anything already includes death, you can't use also or either, or the negative neither.

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