Matthew Pearl is the new shining star of literary fiction - an immensely gifted author' Dan Brown
News of the untimely death of Charles Dickens reaches James R. Osgood at his American publisher. Expecting the arrival of the latest instalment of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and suspicious of unscrupulous New York publishers keen to get their hands on the novel, Osgood sends his clerk, Daniel Sands, to await its arrival.
When Danielís body is found by the docks, the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest that leads him to the dangerous streets of London in order to unearth the rest of Dickensí final mystery and solve another of his own.
Matthew Pearl is the internationally bestselling author of The Dante Club
, which have been published in more than thirty languages and forty countries, and of The Poe Shadow
. Pearl is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and has taught literature at Harvard and at Emerson College. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A plot packed full of incident, coincidences, devious twists and dramatic set pieces,A Dickens of a mystery,An immensely gifted author,Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens
is a tour-de-force . . . which grips the reader from harrowing start to tantalizing finish,An illuminating peep into a vanished world