Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Edwin Drood Murders Book Review

Release: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Harrison Thurman
ISBN: 978-0-9853236-3-9
Price: $13.95
Pages: 305
I have a new Mystery book to share with you called The Edwin Drood Murders written by Christopher Lord.
The Droodists have arrived in Dickens Junction. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair has his hands full in his role as co-chair for the latest convention honoring Charles Dickens's uncompleted novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A movie star, a pesky blogger, dueling scholars, a stage hypnotist, and an old family friend (among others) all have claims on Simon's time.  
In addition, some Droodists are clearly more--or less--than they appear, including a mysterious young man by the improbable name of Edwin Drood. When a priceless ring and a rare Dickensian artifact go missing, Simon and his reporter-partner Zach Benjamin learn that someone will do anything--including murder--to obtain an object of desire.

The Edwin Drood Murders
is the new entry in the Dickens Junction mystery series that began with The Christmas Carol Murders, a book that New York Times thriller writer Chelsea Cain called "a love letter to both Dickens and to the small town amateur detectives who've kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove."
I have to admit that this book is quick paced and you really have to keep up with the story and the characters or it will leave you behind in some places, which is actually a good thing, because it makes you pay attention and you will enjoy the book more if you understand what all is going on.

There are several different plots going on at the same time is why I am saying keep up with what is going on. First there is the love story between the two main characters and then there is this convention going on that involves the people who love reading Dickens.

Then there are the people themselves who have come together. Some for good reasons and some are there to steal items and to commit murder.

You will want to reach in a few times and hit someone, or at least I did. It seemed like there were a few characters I took an instant dislike to and when that happens, I wish someone would deck them! But, that makes the book more interesting and also keeps me reading so I can see what their punishment will be by the end of the book!

It's load of fun and I learned a few things about Dickens along the way and so will you!

Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Christopher Lord was born in Astoria, Oregon. He now lives in Portland with his partner of twenty years and their Devon Rex, Miss Corey, the inspiration for Simon’s Miss Tox. He is hard at work on future books in the Dickens Junction mystery series.

Visit to read my blog and Simon's book reviews, and follow me on Twitter @dickensjunction.

The third Dickens Junction mystery, The Our Mutual Friend Murders, will be published in late 2014.

I decided to share this book with one of you, so I will be giving it away. It is a hard copy book and will be open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Stephen Alexander said...

I dont but friends do!

Anita Yancey said...

I love reading mysteries, they are my favorite books. One of my favorites that I read during 2013 is Tell Me by Lisa Jackson. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Beth said...

I love mysteries! Especially Agatha Christie!

LaProfesoraFrida said...

I LOVE mysteries! I just finished an awesome mystery titled, "The Book of Unholy Mischief." I couldn't put it down, and there was a fantastic twist near the end! :)

Christopher Lord said...

Mary: Thanks for the lovely review. Please follow me on twitter @dickensjunction and check out my website: And look for the next book in about a year!

SavingsInSeconds said...

I don't read a lot of mysteries, but really enjoy them when I find a good one!
Dede dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com

dawn keenan said...

I love mysteries. I really like sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell.

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I love reading cozy mysteries and thrillers, and I have lots of favorites!

Birdhouse Books said...

I love mysteries! I think my favorite is The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett.