Dedicated to master dream-weaver, Edgar Allan Poe!
Nevermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre is an homage to the great American writer, the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe, and a must-have for every fan of his work.
Compiled by multi-award winning editors, Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, Nevermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre presents a tantalizing selection of imaginative stories by New York Times best-selling and prize-winning authors Margaret Atwood; Kelley Armstrong; Richard Christian Matheson; Tanith Lee; William F. Nolan; Nancy Holder; Christopher Rice; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Michael Jecks; Lisa Morton; J. Madison Davis; Barbara Fradkin, and many others.
The anthology consists of 21 original tales that blend supernatural and mystery elements in unique re-imaginings of Edgar Allan Poe's exquisite stories.
In addition to these amazing stories, we've added two bonus items:
BONUS 1 "The Opium-Eater" by David Morrell
Previously unavailable in print, now included here for the first time...... The Opium-Eater by the New York Times best-selling author, David Morrell, recipient of three Bram Stoker awards, finalist for an Edgar and Anthony award, winner of a Nero and Macavity award, and recipient of the Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization.
BONUS 2 "Edgar Allan Poe, Genre Crosser" an essay by Uwe Sommerlad
This essay adds an historical dimension to Nevermore! as it enlightens readers to the fact that Poe's oeuvre went far beyond his fame as a writer of dark fantasy and supernatural tales. This well-researched essay traces the powerful influence of Poe in the literature of other countries as well as in the English speaking world. Poe is the father of the modern mystery story, but Sommerlad shows that Poe's reach extends to realms as diverse as science fiction and romance. Nevermore! is a blend of what Poe imagined, a genre-less world of unique stories and re-envisionings.
|Publisher:||EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
NANCY KILPATRICK is a writer and editor with 18 novels and over 225 short stories in print. In her editorial capacity, nEvermore! is her 15th anthology. She enjoys wearing two hats and exploring both hemispheres of her brain. She won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Mystery Story, and several awards for her dark fantasy writing and editing, including the Paris Book Festival's Best Anthology of the Year for Danse Macabre.
CARO SOLES is the founder of Bloody Words, Canada's biggest annual mystery convention. Her work includes mysteries, erotica, gay lit and science fiction. She received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada for her work in the mystery field and was short listed for the Lambda Literary Award.
Date of Birth:November 18, 1939
Place of Birth:Ottawa, Ontario
Education:B.A., University of Toronto, 1961; M.A. Radcliffe, 1962; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here is a group of contemporary stories inspired by the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. They could be thought of as modern retellings of some of his most famous tales. Poe was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including detective stories, science fiction and, of course, horror. The stories are mostly short (only a few pages each), and they are very easy to read. They are spooky/macabre stories, as opposed to actual horror stories. As with any Poe story, these stories will keep the reader awake, so don't read this book in bed. Horror fans will love this anthology, and Poe fans will especially love it. All of these tales are really good.