The Last Dickens

The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

Title: The Last Dickens
Written by
Matthew Pearl
416 pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks (October 6, 2009)

There is QUITE a mystery going on here and I am GOING to get to the bottom of it!

You see, I got my tour dates all messed up.  I know, I know, SILLY Heather.  I only started The Last Dickens Tuesday!  HOWEVER, I have already read through the first installment and well into the second. Over 100 pages!  It’s just so exciting!  I don’t read a lot of mysteries and it is such a shame because I really enjoy them.

The Last Dickens is about just that.  Charles Dickens was writing his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, when he suddenly died.  When the news of his death reaches his American publisher, Fields & Osgood, James Osgood sends his young assistant Daniel Sand to meet the boat and retrieve the newest installment.  When Daniel’s body is discovered hours later without the manuscript, Osgood begins a quest to discover the rest of Dickens’s story and save his struggling business, and hopes to reveal Daniel’s killer at the same time.

Osgood and one of his bookkeepers, and Daniel’s sister, Rebecca Sand journey to England.  As they race to unravel Dickens’s final secrets, they are beset by murderous thugs, drug dealers, thugs and blue bloods, and those closest to Dickens.  They soon find that Dicken’s lost ending is a matter of life and death.

I mean, doesn’t that sound thrilling!  I can’t wait to continue the story and promise to report back as soon as I finish.

Please see these other stops on the blog tour

Matthew Pearl’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, September 28th:  Book Chatter and Other Stuff

Wednesday, September 30th:  Raging Bibliomania

Thursday, October 1st:  Linus’s Blanket

Monday, October 5th:  Life in the Thumb

Tuesday, October 6th:  The Brain Lair

Wednesday, October 7th:  Bookish Ruth

Monday, October 12th:  Life and Times of a “New” New Yorker

Tuesday, October 13th:  Beth Fish Reads

Wednesday, October 14th:  S. Krishna’s Books

Thursday, October 15th:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Friday, October 16th:  Stephanie’s Written Word

Monday, October 19th:  The Tome Traveller

Tuesday, October 20th:  Book Club Classics

Wednesday, October 21st:  Luxury Reading

Thursday, October 22nd:  Savvy Verse and Wit

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for arranging for me to take part in this tour and thank you to the publisher for supplying the book.

13 thoughts on “The Last Dickens

  1. I'm not usually much of a mystery person, but Matthew Pearl's premises always sound so GREAT! I still need to read The Dante Club. Boo, me! lol

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