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The Resource The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins, discovered and edited by William J. Palmer

The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins, discovered and edited by William J. Palmer

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The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins
Title
The highwayman and Mr. Dickens
Title remainder
an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins
Statement of responsibility
discovered and edited by William J. Palmer
Title variation
Highwayman and Mister Dickens
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this novel, the second "secret journal" kept by Charles Dickens's friend and protege Wilkie Collins, the two novelists reunite with Inspector William Field of London's Metropolitan Protectives to solve a ghastly double murder. Two women - one a wealthy doctor's wife, the other her chambermaid - are found dead, unmarked, their faces frozen masks of fear, as if they had seen the Medusa of ancient legend. The cause of death is a mystery, but the suspect is not: The notorious burglar and highwayman-turned-actor Tally Ho Thompson is arrested at the scene and thrown into Newgate Prison."
  • "Thompson's unusual relationship with Charles Dickens was chronicled in the first of these secret journals, The Detective and Mr. Dickens. In that book, the dashing ex-criminal loaned his special talents to help the novelist. Now Dickens, with Collins in reluctant tow, attempts to return the favor by proving Thompson's innocence. From the bleak, cold alleys of London during the winter of 1852, to the pestilential cells of Newgate, the steamy pubs where hot gin is served, the stage of Covent Garden, and the paths of a posh men's riding club in the English countryside, the authors pursue the truth. Meanwhile Field - the foremost inspector of his day - manipulates his charges in a grand game of detection and double-cross."
  • "Cameo appearances by the explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and other Victorian figures, together with a wonderful cast of turnkeys, rogues, prostitutes, hansom drivers, barmaids, actors, and swells, enliven the eventful plot. Readers of Dickens or Collins will recognize familiar characters in different guises, and enjoy special insight into the minds of these eminent Victorians."--BOOK JACKET
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Wilkie Collins, friend of Charles Dickens in the sequel to <i>The Detective and Mr. Dickens</i>, tells of his and Dickens's investigation of the murder of a society woman and her maid in London during 1852
Theme
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048615
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Palmer, William J.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Charles Dickens mysteries
Series volume
0002
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  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
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an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal attributed to Wilkie Collins
Label
The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins, discovered and edited by William J. Palmer
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Publication
Control code
000009110012
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780312082079
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
92020754
Label
The highwayman and Mr. Dickens : an account of the strange events of the Medusa murders : a secret Victorian journal, attributed to Wilkie Collins, discovered and edited by William J. Palmer
Publication
Control code
000009110012
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780312082079
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
92020754

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