Pearl’s exclusive audio afterword on the truth behind Poe’s death!
Baltimore, 1849. The
body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Everyone seems to
accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful
end—except for a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer
who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe’s.
As Quentin explores
the puzzling circumstances and unanswered questions of Poe’s demise, he
realizes that he must find the one person who can help: the real-life model for
Poe’s brilliant fictional detective character, C. Augustine Dupin, the hero of
ingenious tales of crime and detection. Soon Quentin finds himself enmeshed in
sinister machinations involving international political agents and the lost
secrets of Poe’s final hours. If Quentin is to escape Poe’s grisly fate, he
must become a master investigator himself.
Drawing on original, groundbreaking research,
the bestselling author of The Dante Club has once again crossed literary
history with sublime craftsmanship and devious twists to create a beautifully
detailed, ingeniously plotted tale of suspense. Download and start listening now!