The Disappearance of Edwin Drood
Hired by Cloisterham choirmaster Jasper John to ascertain the fate of his nephew, Edwin Drood, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty Dr. Watson set out to solve the mystery that Dickens began in his unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by St. Martin's Press
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There are several "completions" around of Charles Dickens' unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood, perhaps the best known being that by Leon Garfield, and then there have been various novels that have used the surviving text as springboard for something else, such as Dan Simmons's impressive Drood and, my favourite, The D. Case; or The Truth about The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini. Peter Rowland's novel uses a cunning and just allowable plot device to give Sherlock...more