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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis Bayard Narrator: Charles Leggett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9781482976410
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When the body of a suicide victim disappears at West Point Military Academy in 1831, only to be discovered hours later missing its heart, the Academy calls on retired detective Gus Landor to investigate. Landor is something of a legend among his peers, noted for an uncanny, Holmesian ability to read people. When Edgar Allan Poe, a new cadet, comes forth with his own cryptic conclusion—that the man Landor is looking for is a poet—Landor is intrigued and enlists Poe as his assistant. Working together, Landor and Poe narrow down the suspects, all the while dealing with their own personal demons.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Seemlessly blends Poe into an engrossing whodunit worthy of its inspiration.”

    USA Today

  • “Ingenious…with a rich knowledge of Poe’s life and work.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[The novel is] brilliantly plotted and completely absorbing, ending with the kind of shock that few novelists are able to deliver.” 

     Sunday Times (London)

  • “Poe, an exacting critic...would have been impressed by Bayard’s intelligence and fluidity as a writer.”  


  • “Shockingly clever and devoutly unsentimental…reads like a lost classic. Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[A] beautifully crafted thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel
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About the Author
Author Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard is a critically acclaimed novelist, reviewer, and journalist who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon.com, Ms., Nerve.com, and the Washington, D.C., City Paper. He is the author of The Pale Blue Eye and of Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book and one of People magazine’s ten best books of 2003. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his partner and two sons.

About the Narrator

Charles Leggett, AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is based in Seattle where he works onstage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, and Seattle Shakespeare Company, among many others. His voice work is also featured in the first two Dungeon Siege video games as well as in Hoyle’s Casino Empire.