Harold Schechter revisits the chilling world of Nevermore in this historical murder mystery starring Edgar Allan 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, The Humbug. “Mystery lovers of all sub-genre persuasions will enjoy Harold Schechter’s tale,” wrote Harriet Klausner. Edgar Poe and the Mystery Museum 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.
AMERICA’S MOST COLD-BLOODED! In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who’s gotten ink for spilling blood,…
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