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The Last Dickens
The Last Dickens: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
In his most enthralling novel yet, the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary historys greatest mysteries. The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns, the unerring period details, and the meticulous research that thrilled readers of the bestsellers The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow. Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickenss untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickenss unfinished novel. But when Daniels body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniels killer. Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniels older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickenss final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickenss inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickenss lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind. From the Hardcover edition.
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Dcueto
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Looks like Dorian will miss us, but school is already cancelled for Tuesday! Guess I just have to pencil in some more reading!

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ferskner
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I'm not sure that this was the best #24in48 pick, since my hourly page averages are abysmal, but I needed to read it for a book club. I loved learning about a time when authors were the biggest celebrities, but the book felt somehow soulless. It got reeeaaaaaaaalllllllyyyyy long about 2/3 of the way through. @24in48

#pop18 #novelbasedonarealperson

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VeryLazyDaisy
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Of these two titles I scored at the library sale today, I can't decide what to read first. #booksale #score

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BrainyHeroine
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When your boss gives you a book recommend and someone says you have too many books/too many books to read.