Release: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Harrison Thurman
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.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.
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."
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!
About the Author:
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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!