Nevermore

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 29, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Praised by Caleb Carr for his "brilliantly detailed and above all riveting" true-crime writing, Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Superbly rendering the 1830s Baltimore of Edgar Allan Poe, Schechter taps into the dark genius of that legendary author -- and follows a labyrinthine path into the heart of a most heinous crime.

Nevermore

A literary critic known for his scathing pen, Edgar Allan Poe is a young struggling writer, plagued by dreadful ruminations and horrific visions. Suddenly he is plunged into an adventure beyond his wildest fantasies -- a quest for a killer through Baltimore's highest and lowest streets and byways. A string of ghastly murders is linked by one chilling clue -- a cryptic word scrawled in blood. It is a terrifying lure that ensnares Poe in a deadly investigation. And along the way, his own macabre literary imagination is sparked as he unveils dark realities stranger than any fiction...
 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Davy Crockett meets Edgar Allan Poe—and together they set out in search of Baltimore's 1830s equivalent of John Wayne Gacy: a gothic thriller (and first hardcover fiction) from Schechter (Depraved ... Read full review

Nevermore: a novel

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True-crime specialist Schechter goes fictional with a tale that's timed just right for the 150th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death. Poe teams up, rather improbably, with Col. David Crockett to solve a string of ugly murders whose perpetrator leaves a single clue: the word nevermore. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
20
Section 4
31
Section 5
47
Section 6
58
Section 7
77
Section 8
88
Section 20
248
Section 21
260
Section 22
279
Section 23
286
Section 24
317
Section 25
331
Section 26
350
Section 27
365

Section 9
102
Section 10
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Section 11
134
Section 12
150
Section 13
163
Section 14
178
Section 15
185
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
382
Section 29
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Section 30
409
Section 31
424
Section 32
439
Section 33
457
Section 34
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Section 35
471
Section 36
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About the author (2010)

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and, with David Everitt, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. He is also the author of Nevermore and The Hum Bug, the acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York State.

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