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Chapter by Chapter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood III

So far, nothing truly mysterious has occurred.  However, John “Jack” Jasper, choirmaster in the Cathedral town of Cloisterham, has expressed a morbid curiosity in the stonemason Durdles’ craft.  More particularly in the crypts beneath the Cathedral.  Jasper’s behavior and addiction to opium make him suspect.  But is this set up for what is to come or might… Read More ›

Chapter by Chapter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood II

The first two chapters of Charles Dickens’ last novel introduced a few key characters.  Aside from the title character, the most important was Drood’s young uncle, John “Jack” Jasper, choirmaster in the Cathedral town of Cloisterham. In fact, that’s where Chapter Three begins.  “For sufficient reasons which this narrative itself unfold as it advances, a… Read More ›

Chapter by Chapter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Read along with The Poisoned Martini each week and examine the the origins of mysteries in the earliest examples of the genre. In April 1870, Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood began appearing in installments.  It would be Dickens’ last novel and one left unfinished at the time of his death.  Presumably this was… Read More ›

Introducing The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Who killed Edwin Drood?  Was he killed?  We’ll never really know the answers because Charles Dickens died before finishing this, his last novel. Perhaps the Victorian Age’s most iconic author, Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870.  Only a scant two months prior, Dickens’ newest tale, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, began appearing in monthly… Read More ›

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