The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens
An Account of the Strange Events of the Medusa Murders
It was the best of times, it was the worst of crimes in this eerie Dickensian romp, with the canonical author investigating a crime that will take him into the cells of Newgate Prison and places even darker and more terrifying.
The ghastly double murder of a society doctor’s beautiful wife and her maid reunites celebrated novelist Charles Dickens, his protege Wilkie Collins, and formidable Inspector Field of the Metropolitan Protectives in another brilliant quest for justice. They manage to defend old friend and ex-burglar Tally Ho Thompson, who’s arrested at the scene, but then the case takes the men from the pestilential cells of Newgate to the city’s steamiest dives. Gamblers, thieves, swells, whores, and Collins’s fiery lover, Irish Meg, all join the chase of a killer who is the stuff of nightmares.
Palmer, William J