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The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (A Thomas Dunne Book) Hardcover – March, 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
In 1870, Charles Dickens died with his last book unfinished. In the Mystery of Edwin Drood, a young man disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and another young man is accused of murder. In 1991, author and historian Peter Rowland decided that the way to solve this literary mystery by turning literature’s greatest sleuth loose on it – Sherlock Holmes.
Overall, I found this to be a very interesting story. Mr. Rowland did a good job of catching the feel of the original Sherlock Holmes story, which makes the book good for any Holmes fan (such as myself). My one complaint here is that the author slipped in a quick paranormal scene, which is quite out of keeping with the Holmes canon.
But, that said, I did enjoy this book, and am very glad that I read it. Is it necessary to read Dickens’ original story before reading this book? No, it’s not necessary, the story is entirely self-contained. So, let me just say that I enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it to all fans of Sherlock Holmes.