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.