| Jun 1, 2008
Semi-spoiler alert: Some of Kate Summerscale's conclusions in "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" are presented but not all.
Modern detectives trace their lineage in world literature to Oedipus, whose search for his true identity has made him, to some...
| Mar 1, 2009
So, Charles Dickens' great fragment, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," has been finished by a contemporary writer?
That's what I thought, eyeing the titles of Dan Simmons' and Matthew Pearl's new novels.
The story of Dickens' final book is...