Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2/7/1812 The Dickens you say
What does Charles Dickens have to do with our field? Well, he certainly created some memorable crooks. Fagan and the Artful Dodger leap to mind. But Bleak House includes a murder investigation conducted by Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives in literature.
And, of course, there is The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which is eternally fascinating because Dickens died leaving it unfinished. A mystery with no solution does tend to attract attention.