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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 Audio 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 BayardLouis Bayard is the author of the critically acclaimed The School of Night and The Black Tower, the national bestseller The Pale Blue Eye, and Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book. He has written for Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.
About the Narrator

Charles Leggett is based in Seattle where he works onstage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Portland Center Stage, The Empty Space, and Book-It Repertory Company, among many others. Charles’ voice work is also featured in the video games Dungeon Siege I and II, and in Hoyle’s Casino Empire.