Book #4 in my A Dickens of a Crime series is here! Last year we all were thrilled by the stunning gold cover. This year we get purple! It’s available in hardcover, ebook and audio.
I took some risks with this book. For the first time, made a teensy departure from Dickens’s real life because in every murder mystery series, you need a time when your sleuth is the suspect! I had a lot of fun thinking up how this could have happened. And because our Charles is clapped into Newgate Prison, this meant that Kate Hogarth has to come to the front of the story for the first time. We’ve never seen her point of view in the series before. I hope you enjoy the twisty literary puzzle that is The Pickwick Murders by Heather Redmond.
In this latest reimagining of Dickens as an amateur sleuth, Charles is tossed into Newgate Prison on a murder charge, and his fiancée Kate Hogarth must clear his name . . .
London, January 1836: Just weeks before the release of his first book, Charles is intrigued by an invitation to join the exclusive Lightning Club. But his initiation in a basement maze takes a wicked turn when he stumbles upon the corpse of Samuel Pickwick, the club’s president. With the victim’s blood literally on his hands, Charles is locked away in notorious Newgate Prison.
Now it’s up to Kate to keep her framed fiancé from the hangman’s noose. To solve this labyrinthine mystery, she is forced to puzzle her way through a fiendish series of baffling riddles sent to her in anonymous poison pen letters. With the help of family and friends, she must keep her wits about her to corner the real killer—before time runs out and Charles Dickens meets a dead end . . .