October 6, 2009
October 6, 2009
When Daniel Sand's body is discovered by the docks where he awaited Charles Dickens's unfinished novel, publishing partner James Osgood and Rebecca Sand, Daniel's sister, attempt to uncover Dickens's final mystery.
Matthew Pearl has settled into a comfortable niche in the world of fiction, writing compelling, informative mysteries concerning the legacies of dead literary masters. After covering an Italian (THE DANTE CLUB) and an American (THE POE SHADOW), Pearl's latest offering investigates the intrigue surrounding the legendary final work of the Englishman Charles Dickens. After Dickens dies, Boston publisher James Osgood dispatches his clerk to England to collect the great author's unfinished manuscript, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. But the clerk becomes a corpse, and the manuscript goes missing, forcing Osgood to cross the Atlantic to try to solve the mystery and save his business, which will be bankrupted without the prestigious proof of DROOD. Osgood and his alluring companion, Rebecca Sand, soon find themselves tracking a trail of bodies, taking them through opium dens and literary labyrinths, as they seek to discover the dark truth behind Dickens's final work of fiction.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Work + the Workplace, Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Matthew Pearl
- Online Item #: 11670585
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7777
- ISBN: 9780812978025
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported