A near-fine first edition, with marbled boards and blue leather corners and spine. A previous owner's name has been written on a flyleaf. Some loss of colour to bottom of boards due to shelf weaf. Tightly bound, no lean, no cracking to spine. Some light foxing to edges. A previous owner has bracketed several sections of text - in pen the first several occasions, and in pencil towards the end of the book.
The story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyone suspects foul play. Could one of Edwin's acquaintances have murdered him - and, if so, what could their motive be? And how does this shocking event in a quiet cathedral town connect to the opium dens of London? Tragically, the mystery is destined never to be truly solved, as Dickens died before he could finish this novel - all that is left are the clues that can be found in the completed chapters.