|Last Dickens, the (2009) [Novel]|
by Matthew Pearl
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(From the publisher):
Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickensís untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await Dickensís unfinished novelĖThe Mystery of Edwin Drood. But when Danielís body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that will save his venerable business and reveal Danielís killer.
Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniel's older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickens's final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickens's inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickens's lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind.
Original title: The Last Dickens
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Nineteenth Century
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical