"The Mystery of Edwin Drood: not what he would have expected."

 

Cover art from The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens,1870
Public DomainCover art from The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens,1870 - Credit: Chapman & Hall

 

 

 

The novel Lucy reads, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens' final novel and was left uncompleted at the time of his untimely death on 8 June, 1870. Essentially a crime mystery, the book centres around the disappearance and apparent murder of Edwin Drood.