The Hum Bug by Harold Schechter

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Premier mystery author Schechter revisits the chilling world of Nevermore in this novel of historical suspense, the second in his critically acclaimed series starring Edgar Allan Poe.

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Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books "Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, " and, with David Everitt, "The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers". He is also the author of "Nevermore" and "The Hum Bug", the acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York State.
Published November 1, 2001 by Atria. 400 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The dead woman, Isabel Somers, was killed in a manner reminiscent of a grisly, infamous case a few years ago that Barnum had detailed in one of the more popular wax tableaux in his museum, a display one newspaper claims has encouraged the murder.

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" 'I know perfectly well that ordinary gorillas have no tails,' Barnum said, 'But that's what makes mine such a remarkable specimen!' " When Barnum's diorama of an infamous murder—a woman, hands amputated, a rose in her mouth—is re-created in flesh and blood, he hires Poe to help him find the...

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Read an Excerpt Harold Schechter teams up another unlikely pair of historical figures when Edgar Allan Poe meets P.

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