Edgar Poe and the Mystery Museum: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Tale [NOOK Book]

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Harold Schechter revisits the chilling world of <em>Nevermore</em> in this historical murder mystery starring Edgar Allen Poe. It’s the spring of 1844 and Poe and his young wife, Sissy, have moved to Manhattan, the publishing center of America. When showman P.T. Barnum advertises a display of Davy Crockett’s authentic belongings, Poe is determine to reveal the man as a fraud since he himself owns at least one of the items Barnum claims to possess. Poe and Barnum have a run-in over the controversy, and...
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Edgar Poe and the Mystery Museum: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Tale

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Overview

Harold Schechter revisits the chilling world of <em>Nevermore</em> in this historical murder mystery starring Edgar Allen Poe. It’s the spring of 1844 and Poe and his young wife, Sissy, have moved to Manhattan, the publishing center of America. When showman P.T. Barnum advertises a display of Davy Crockett’s authentic belongings, Poe is determine to reveal the man as a fraud since he himself owns at least one of the items Barnum claims to possess. Poe and Barnum have a run-in over the controversy, and while Barnum appreciates the publicity it creates for his show, but when his emporium is linked to a brutal murder that imitates a display in Barnum’s hall of true crimes, Barnum enlists detective Poe to discover the killer before the bad publicity ruins his business. Sissy believes it is the ghost of the original murdererwho has returned to seek revenge, as he promised on the gallows, but Poe thinks there’s much more to the bloody crimecase and he is determined to solve it. This mystery thriller was originally published under the title, <em>The Humbug</em>. “Mystery lovers of all sub-genre persuasions will enjoy Harold Schechter’s tale,” wrote Harriet Klausner. <em>Edgar Poe and the Mystery Museum </em>is one of several bloody crime historical murder mystery novels written by Schechter. This unleashed suspense thriller is a sure-to-please Edgar Allan Poe detective classic.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016630168
  • Publisher: Author & Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Series: The Edgar Allan Poe Mysteries
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 532,512
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture at Queens College, the City University of New York. As a literary historical novelist, he has also written "Nevermore," "Edgar Poe and the Frontier Fiend" and "Edgar Poe and the Concord Killer." He is the bestselling author of many true-crime works: Killer Colt," "Fiend" and "Depraved”(which are set in the later 19th century) and also "The Devil's Gentleman," "Bestial," "Deranged," "Deviant," "Fatal," "The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers," "True Crime," "The Serial Killer Files," "Outcry," "Psycho USA” and “The Whole Death Catalog,” and is the co-editor of “Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem” and Panzram: A Journal of Murder.” On his more professorial side, he has written, “The Mysterious Way: Individuation in American literature,” “Patterns in Popular Culture,” “Popular Culture in the Classroom,” “The New Gods: Psyche and Symbol in Popular Art,” “The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art”, “Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment” and "Real to Reel," and is co-editor of "American Voices: A Thematic/Rhetorical Reader,” “Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems,” “Film Tricks: Special Effects in the Movies” and “The Manly Movie Guide: Virile Video & Two-Fisted Cinema.”
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