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On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.

Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

About the Author

Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316037587
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Author:
Simmons, Dan
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20090209
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
1280
Dimensions:
9.20x5.92x2.21 in. 2.76 lbs.

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