Bucket is back! Inspector Charley Field, the real-life inspiration for Dickens’ Inspector Bucket and the protagonist of “Bucket’s List,” returns in this spellbinding sequel. Charley is relishing the new-found success of his private enquiry agency. But success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Instead of the open-and-shut cases he once had, he’s attracting some very gnarly and very dangerous ones, including a bloke who claims to be the long-lost son of a railroad magnate, an acid-throwing villain who preys on prostitutes, and a theatre manager who steals playwrights’ scripts
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I've long been a fan of Victorian mysteries (including Sherlock Holmes' adventures, of course) and of Charles Dickens' work, particularly Bleak House. For a time, I toyed with the notion of writing a novel with Dickens' droll and dauntless Inspector Bucket as the protagonist. But when I began researching, I came across the real-life copper who was the model for Bucket–Charles Field. I discovered that, after a long career with the Bow Street Runners and the New Police, Charley struck out on his own and established a private enquiry agency. This suggested all sorts of possibilities, and I was off and running.