A new murder case has fallen in the laps of Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian crime mysteries, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield…
The sea gave up its dead, and each one was judged according to his deeds.…
The Thames River Police are called to The Redemption, a ship docked at London’s Blackwall Reach.
Louis Valentine, the ship’s captain, has been stabbed to death.
With no murder weapon on site, and no signs of a robbery, the only clue is a copy of Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop.
The book is not inscribed to Valentine but to someone called Kit.
When Charles Dickens realises his good friend Kit Penney is now a murder suspect, he is determined to clear his name.
But Kit has gone missing.
With the help of Superintendent Sam Jones, Dickens starts to investigate the troubled last journey of The Redemption.
It seems there was more than one suspicious death on board. But were they murders? And did the same person attack Captain Valentine?
Dickens and Jones begin a desperate search for Kit – and for the key to the dark secrets bound up in The Redemption…
The Redemption Murders is the sixth mystery in the Charles Dickens investigations by J.C. Briggs.