The Mystery of Edwin Drood Author:Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens' brilliant contribution to the field of crime and detection. Against a background of opium dens, nocturnal graveyard visits, and moldering monastic crypts, he weaves a tightly knit plot centered on the ominous disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Suspected of foul murder are John Jasper, a drug-addi... more »cted choirmaster who hungers after Drood's fiancee, and Neville Landless, a Ceylonese who had previously quarreled violently with the missing man. For psychological interest, for mastery of scene, tone, and characterization, this last work of Dickens remains unsurpassed. "Mystery" was unfinished at the author's death; its solution has challenged the imagination of generations of readers.
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