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- ISBN: 1496717155
- ISBN: 9781496717153
- Physical Description: viii, 338 pages ; 22 cm.
- Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2018.
|Summary, etc.:|| With the help of his boss' attractive, vivacious daughter, young journalist Charles Dickens investigates the death of a young woman that bears unsettling similarities to a murder that occurred a year ago to the day.
1835. Young journalist Charles Dickens is invited to dinner at the estate of the Evening Chronicle's co-editor. He is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the evening. In the neighbors' home, Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, she will be dead. When Charles hears of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, feels compelled to investigate. Kate offers to help, using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust who are now suspects in a murder.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
For Dickens fans, this charming little puzzler will prove a delight. The story begins with Charles meeting and wooing the lovely Kate Hogarth during Epiphany, "truly the best of times," asserts young Dickens in the book's first line. Leaning only slightly on references to A Tale of Two Cities, the mystery of a neighbor girl's death by poisoning presents Charles and Kate with a knotty social tangle, involving a large cast of suspicious characters and much pondering aloud amid the tea service. Who would kill an innocent young woman of seemingly minor consequence? First in a new series featuring Dickens as sleuth, this twisty-plotted mystery is more about the how and the why of the murder than the whodunit. Experienced mystery solvers will spot the guilty party but may be stymied by the motives, and, certainly, the solution itself will be a surprise! An older series by William J. Palmer, beginning with The Detective and Mr. Dickens (1990), may also be of interest to readers, as may Dorothy L. Sayers' classic Strong Poison (1930), with its light romance, banter, and poisonous murder. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Though her last known British ancestor departed London in the 1920s, Heather Redmond is a committed anglophile, Dickens devotee, and lover of all things nineteenth century. She has lived in Illinois, California, and Texas, and now resides in a small town in Washington State with her husband and son.
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