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Charles Dickens

Diabolis in Musica by Sistermagpie

'"The music's meant to encourage the congregation to contemplate the things for which they ought to be grateful Mr. Jasper,” he said. "Not put them in mind of hell." / "I don't believe there is music in hell," Mr. Jasper had answered softly.' Slow-building Victorian horror, with a wonderful Lovecraftian feel. I suspect this was not the resolution to the mystery that Dickens envisaged (Edwin Drood)

[Added 29/10/2017; Drama; 2500-6000; Charles Dickens]

Star by A T Rain

'At the time when my story takes place, I had been a widow for two years, my husband, Bentley Drummle, having died after being kicked by one of his hunters (for horses have this advantage over wives: nobody blames them if they kill the man who beats them).' Wonderful novelette-length sequel to Great Expectations, with a good sense of period and a strong voice for Estella

[Added 13/12/2011; Drama; 6000-20,000; Charles Dickens]