The Angel

A Charles Dickens mystery
Product Number: EB00737055
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781780108124
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Description

American enquiry agent Matthew Grand teams up with Englishman James Batchelor to investigate the murder of Charles Dickens. June, 1870. The world-famous author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summer house where he had been hard at work on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes-or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise? George Sala, Dickens' biographer, is convinced his friend was murdered-and he has hired Grand and Batchelor to prove it. Grand and Batchelor soon realize they've stumbled onto a plot equal to the works penned by the deceased, and questions quickly mount. Did the celebrated author's unconventional private life lead to his death? Who is the mysterious woman who appears at his funeral? Are they prepared for the shocking secrets they might uncover? Most urgently, can they bring an end to the mystery before the ending finds them? "Good fun, gentle humor, historic detail, plenty of twists, and a likable pair of heroes make this a book well worth reading" -Booklist "More successful is Trow's arch and witty tone and a plunge into the delightfully cutthroat publishing scene of Victorian London, where all loudly mourn Dickens while privately saying that the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood definitely wasn't his best." -Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): M.J. Trow
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2016

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