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The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl

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The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl is a 370-page hardcover published in 2006 by Random House and is a stated first edition.  The dust jacket and book are in very good condition.

Book Summary

Baltimore, 1849. Body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even pose family and friends except the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone, in fact, seems to believe this except the young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade the salvage Poe's.

As Quentin explorers the puzzling circumstances of Poe's demise, he discovers that the writer's last days are riddled with unanswered questions the police are ignoring. Just as Poe's death seems destined to remain a mystery, inspiration strikes Quentin in the form of Poe's own stories. The young attorney realizes that he must find the one person who can solve the strange case of Poe's death: the real-life model for Poe's brilliant fictional detective character, C. Auguste Dupin, the hero of an ingenious tales of crime and detection.

Quentin soon finds himself enmeshed in sinister machinations involving international political agents, a female assassin, the corrupt Baltimore slave trade, and the lost secrets of Poe's final hours. In order to unchain his imperiled fate from Poe's, Quentin must himself turn master investigator.

ISBN: 1-4000-6103-2

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