Return to the House of Usher by Robert Poe

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A provocative psychological thriller, set in the present day and containing fictional additions built around nonfiction writings by Edgar Allan Poe, explores what really happened to Roderick and Madeleine Usher in Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, ""The Fall of the House of Usher.""
 

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Forge. 284 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction

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Psychological thriller debut by a distant relative of Edgar Allan Poe's that, while it will not win an Edgar, holds up as a consistently interesting tale, though more in the line of a Wilkie Collins mystery/romance than a Poe grotesquerie.

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Robert Poe's slight purported sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story ""The Fall of the House of Usher"" neither illuminates the original tale nor engages the reader in a new vision.

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