THE ANGEL by MJ Trow ($28.99 hardback) - a Charles Dickens mystery
Praise for M J Trow:
“An imaginative plot, authentic period detail, and two intriguing main characters make this … an entertaining and unusual read” Booklist on The Blue and the Grey
It’s June 1870, and the world famous author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summerhouse, where he had been hard at work on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes – or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise? George Sala, Dickens’ biographer is convinced his friend was murdered – and has hired investigators Grand and Batchelor to prove it. Could Dickens’ death have something to do with his unconventional private life? Who is the mysterious woman who appears at his funeral? If they are to uncover the truth, Grand and Batchelor must leave no stone unturned. But are they prepared for what those stones will reveal?
MJ TROW is a military historian by training and the author of the long-running Inspector Lestrade and ‘Mad Max’ Maxwell detective series, as well as the Kit Marlowe Tudor mystery series. He lives on the Isle of Wight.