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Murder by Ghostlight

(2016)
(The third book in the Charles Dickens Investigations series)
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Join Charles Dickens on another crime-solving adventure! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian crime mysteries, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield…

Dickens has gone from private investigator to prime suspect…

London, 1850



Charles Dickens
is in Manchester, performing at the Queen’s Theatre with his acting group.

But his career on the stage is cut short when a man is shot dead – on set.

With Dickens himself caught with the gun in his hands, he is immediately arrested.

Along with the help of his good friend Superintendent Sam Jones, Dickens must do all he can to find the real killer, before he is locked up for a crime he didn’t commit.

Can Dickens convince the authorities of his innocence? Will he unmask the true assassin?

Or will there be another Murder by Ghostlight…?


Murder By Ghostlight is the third urban mystery in J. C. Briggs’ literary historical series, the Charles Dickens Investigations, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian London.

‘a fast-paced and page-turning tale. This cleverly written Victorian mystery will have broad appeal. Highly recommended’ – Historical Novel Society

‘an eloquently written suspense murder thriller, in the genre of Sherlock Holmes ... foggy wet England – is so well described that one shivers as one turns to the next page and looks forward to that warm cup of tea’ – Author Spotlight Magazine

‘Briggs has captured Dickens’ gift of caricature and sense of the ludicrous side of life. That, taken with the social comment, still as relevant as when he was writing, plus a modern plot, make this a story well worth reading’ – Crime Review

‘another enjoyable book from J. C. Briggs with its fascinating characters, real and imagined, its intricate mystery and its evocation of Victorian London and Manchester’ – Promoting Crime Fiction

The Charles Dickens Investigations Series:
BOOK ONE: The Murder of Patience Brooke
BOOK TWO: Death at Hungerford Stairs
BOOK THREE: Murder by Ghostlight
BOOK FOUR: The Quickening and the Dead
BOOK FIVE: At Midnight In Venice
BOOK SIX: The Redemption Murders
BOOK SEVEN: The Mystery of the Hawke Sapphires
BOOK EIGHT: The Chinese Puzzle

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder By Ghostlight: Death lurks behind the scenes... (Charles Dickens Investigations)
Author(s): J C Briggs
ISBN: 1-912786-87-7 / 978-1-912786-87-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder by Ghostlight: Charles Dickens & Superintendent Jones Investigate: 3
Author(s): Briggs
ISBN: 0-7509-6980-6 / 978-0-7509-6980-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: Murder By Ghostlight (The Charles Dickens Investigations Series): 3
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Ghostlight: Charles Dickens Investigations Series, Book 3
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder by Ghostlight: Charles Dickens Investigations Series, Book 3
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder By Ghostlight: Death lurks behind the scenes... (Charles Dickens Investigations Book 3)
Author(s): J C Briggs
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU