When Dickens died at age 58, he had been arduous at work on a alternative novel, which was to be referred to as The Thriller of Edwin Drood. The story was a thriller , with the titular Edwin vanishing and presumed lifeless. Sadly, Dickens succumbed earlier than the guide was completed. there have been a number of makes an attempt by different writers to finish the story , together with one model by Dickens Jr.The weirdest model was penned by a printer from Vermont in 1873. The person, named Thomas James, claimed that Dickens himself had channeled him from past the grave to finish the story as soon as and for all. James would sit and write throughout a unusual handwriting (which belonged to neither him nor Dickens). many people dismissed James as some fairly confidence man . After the guide was completed, it had been nicely acquired inside the us , however reasonably much less so inside the uk . Nevertheless, spiritualists like Arthur Conan Doyle lent their assist to James, believing he had certainly been in contact with the deceased writer. Not surprisingly, Thomas James by no means wrote one other guide, regardless of profitable gives.