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A fatal waltz
by 1969- Alexander Details
When her friend's husband is wrongfully accused of murder, Lady Emily searches for answers from London's glittering ballrooms to Vienna's sordid alleys.
For Edgar
by Sheldon Rusch Details
A series of bizarre and baffling crimes draws Special Agent Elizabeth Taylor Hewitt into the pursuit of a madman calling himself The Raven who is paying homage to the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe with his twisted and violent killings.
Light of the world : a Dave Robicheaux novel
by 1936- Burke Details
A summer getaway in Montana for Dave Robicheaux's family and friends is violently shattered by the arrival of serial killer and prison escapee Asa Surrette. He avoids the death penalty for murders he committed while capital punishment was banned in his home state of Kansas. But when Robicheaux's daughter Alafair writes a series of articles implicating Surrette in other murders which could get him death, he decides to escape prison and make her pay. Can Robicheaux save his daughter?
Not Quite Dead
by John MacLachlan Gray Details
During his less than successful reading tour of America, Charles Dickens finds himself sharing dilapidated quarters--and swapping story ideas--with Edgar Allan Poe, who has faked his own death in order to escape the Irish mob.
Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance
by 1948- Brandreth Details
A young artist's model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing -- save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria's reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde's secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for "The Picture of Dorian Gray."
The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen
by Laurie R. King Details
Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes' pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test.
The Death Dealer
by Heather Graham Details
As a killer obsessed by Poe's macabre tales selects his victims from members of a literary society devoted to the master writer, author Genevieve O'Brien, fearing that her mother will be next, enlists the aid of P.I. Joe Connolly to stop the murders.
The leopard
by 1960- Nesbø Details
After two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood, Inspector Harry Hole is compelled to return to Norway to see his dying father and to investigate the brutal crime, which may be the work of a serial killer.
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Harry Hole
The Pale Blue Eye
by Louis Bayard Details
When a suicide victim's body disappears from the West Point Military Academy, detective Gus Landor gets called in to investigate. After a new cadet, Edgar Allan Poe, approaches Landor with his theory that the man they are looking for is a poet, the duo begins to narrow down suspects all the while dealing with their own personal demons.
The Tell-Tale Corpse
by Harold Schechter Details
Heading to Massachusetts in search of a cure for his ailing wife, Edgar Allan Poe becomes embroiled in an investigation into a series of brutal murders, joining forces with Louisa May Alcott to bring together the clues in seemingly unrelated cases.
Updated 02/24/2015

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