THE DROOD MURDER CASE: Five Studies in Dickens' Edwin Drood by Richard M. Baker

THE DROOD MURDER CASE: Five Studies in Dickens' Edwin Drood

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fascinating mystery within a mystery, this is sound conjecture on how Dickens' last, unfinished novel might have been handled. Four of the five studies explore individual enigmas:- was Edwin Drood murdered (the author's personal belief); was his uncle the murderer; who was Dick Datchery -- these are the main angles. The final section deals with the larger problem of the non-existent last half, a complicated plot by which the uncle would have been brought to justice; the fates of various key characters. An excellent addition to an already fairly extensive field of conjecture among Dickens' addicts; a choice item for that market.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1951
Publisher: Univ. of Calif.