Nevermore by Harold Schechter

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Praised by Caleb Carr for his "brilliantly detailed and above all riveting" true-crime writing, Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Superbly rendering the 1830s Baltimore of Edgar Allan Poe, Schechter taps into the dark genius of that legendary author -- and follows a labyrinthine path into the heart of a most heinous crime.

Nevermore

A literary critic known for his scathing pen, Edgar Allan Poe is a young struggling writer, plagued by dreadful ruminations and horrific visions. Suddenly he is plunged into an adventure beyond his wildest fantasies -- a quest for a killer through Baltimore's highest and lowest streets and byways. A string of ghastly murders is linked by one chilling clue -- a cryptic word scrawled in blood. It is a terrifying lure that ensnares Poe in a deadly investigation. And along the way, his own macabre literary imagination is sparked as he unveils dark realities stranger than any fiction...
 

About Harold Schechter

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A professor of American literature and culture at Queens College, Harold Schechter is the dean of American true crime. The author of more than thirty books, he is best known for his historical true-crime writing. His essays have appeared in various newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune. He lives in Brooklyn and Mattituck, New York, with his wife, the poet Kimiko Hahn.
 
Published June 29, 2010 by Pocket Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Davy Crockett meets Edgar Allan Poe—and together they set out in search of Baltimore’s 1830s equivalent of John Wayne Gacy: a gothic thriller (and first hardcover fiction) from Schechter (Depraved: The Shocking Story of America’s First Serial Killer, 1994, etc.) Poe, known today mainly as macabre...

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Young Edgar Allan Poe is the neurasthenic narrator of Schechter's period crime drama, and he recounts the legendary author's brush with real-life homicide as one of Poe's own protagonists would--with morbid, scientific rapture.

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Horror News Net

The title of the novel, of course, refers to his most famous work, the narrative poem “The Raven,” published in 1835, just a few months after the conclusion of the Nevermore’s plot, tying Poe in fiction to Poe in fact in a way that can only be described as brilliant.

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Horror News Net

The title of the novel, of course, refers to his most famous work, the narrative poem “The Raven,” published in 1835, just a few months after the conclusion of the Nevermore’s plot, tying Poe in fiction to Poe in fact in a way that can only be described as brilliant.

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