The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

And Trial of John Jasper

By Charles Dickens; Luke Fildes (Illustrator); Charles Collins (Illustrator)

Random House UK, Paperback, 9780099518891, 354pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

The story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyone suspects foul play. Could one of Edwin's acquaintances have murdered himand, if so, what could their motive be? And how does this shocking event in a quiet cathedral town connect to the opium dens of London? Tragically, the mystery is destined never to be truly solved, as Dickens died before he could finish this novelall that is left are the clues that can be found in the completed chapters.

About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is the author of such literary masterpieces as A Tale of Two Cities (1859), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839), among many others. Dickens' s indelible characters and timeless stories continue to resonate with readers around the world more than 130 years after his death. Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.

Charles Collins, an electronics engineer employed by the U.S. Army at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, is the author of The Great Escape: The Apache Outbreak of 1881.