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"A Review of a New Novel by John Paulits The Mystery of Charles Dickens: a Tale of Mesmerism and Murder This is, from the opening chapter to the last, a story filled with a highly satisfying mixture of tension and intrigue. The author deftly portrays the individuality of his characters and their various social backgrounds in language which gives a sense of authenticity to his tale. From the magnificence of a Genoese palace to the ghastly sordidness of an opium den, Paulits takes his readers across a social gulf separating the ultimate in privilege to the depths of wretchedness. While...

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“The book was a page turner. I was so sorry that it ended. Great character sketches drawn. There is a waiting list in The Dickens Fellowship in Boston to read this story (with its)…Dickensian master-plot. Such fine details expressed from the Palaces in Italy to the very wardrobe that Dickens wore.  It was as if some one was following Charles and taking notes of all the goings on.  A fast read and, of course, I could not put it down.” Boston Dickens Fellowship  History records that on June 9, 1870, Charles Dickens died of a cerebral haemorrhage. History, however, is wrong....

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