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View Poll Results: What deadly deed shall we pursue in March?
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann 8 66.67%
Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi (aka GoodFellas) 3 25.00%
No Rest for the Dead Andrew Gulli, ed. 5 41.67%
Come, Tell Me How You Live: An Archaeological Memoir by Agatha Christie 8 66.67%
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings 5 41.67%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens 9 75.00%
The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich 4 33.33%
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith 2 16.67%
Fadeout by Joseph Hansen 2 16.67%
The Sirens Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell 7 58.33%
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:07 PM   #16
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Project Gutenberg has two public domain texts about The Mystery of Edwin Drood:
Thank you! Great find. I've downloaded both and while I haven't had a chance to look at them yet, I assume it's the same Andrew Lang as the one who wrote the Fairy books, so it has to be readable.
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Thanks Catlady!
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Thanks from me too, Catlady! Since I have already read this book, I was looking for some supplemental material.

A tangential book that I really enjoyed was Drood by Dan Simmons. I really enjoy Wilkie Collins so this book was a delight to read.

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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.
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Thanks from me too, Catlady! Since I have already read this book, I was looking for some supplemental material.

A tangential book that I really enjoyed was Drood by Dan Simmons. I really enjoy Wilkie Collins so this book was a delight to read.

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I have Drood on my library wish list, but I'm somewhat turned off by the length--the audiobook is 30 hours. It's a definite maybe.
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Dan Simmons is notorious for LONG books! It took me about 2 weeks to read. However, I really enjoyed it, and it left a lasting impression.
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Dan Simmons is notorious for LONG books! It took me about 2 weeks to read. However, I really enjoyed it, and it left a lasting impression.
John Lee is one of my favorite narrators, but I don't have 30 hours for an audiobook what with my various goals and commitments. But I'll keep it under advisement.
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