Dickens’s fifteenth novel, left unfinished when he died unexpectedly in June of 1870, concerns the uncle of Edwin Drood, John Jasper. Jasper is choirmaster of the Cloisterham Cathedral, an opium addict, and in love with his student Rosa Bud who is also the fiancée of Edwin Drood. When Drood is thought murdered, suspicion falls on Jasper. Although much conjecture has taken place in the years since, no completely satisfactory solution to the mystery has ever been suggested.