Charles Dickens created some of the most memorable characters in English literature. But just what became of the convict that frightened young Pip in "Great Expectations"? Was he guilty, or framed? And what really did become of Edwin Drood? Was the case ever solved?Mike Ashley presents over 25 vivid new whodunnits from the world of Dickens - recorded for posterity by such writers as Michael Pearce, Amy Myers, Peter Tremayne, Alanna Knight, Kage Baker, and Edward D. Hoch.Many of the stories feature one or more of Dickens' characters, as a sleuth or as the victim of crime; while others are set in Dickens' real life, with him investigating people closely associated with him, such as Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell or Hablot Browne. Interlinking the stories is a narrative that brings alive Dickens' own life and part in the early development of crime sleuthing.