Classic Tales By Edgar Allan Poe And Essays By Jeffery Deaver, Nelson Demille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King,
On Sale: January 6, 2009
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Few have crafted stories as haunting as those by Edgar Allan
Poe. Collected here to commemorate the 200th anniversary of
Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales accompanied by
twenty essays from beloved authors, including T. Jefferson
Parker, Lawrence Block, Sara Paretsky, and Joseph Wambaugh,
among others, on how Poe has changed their life and work.
Michael Connelly recounts the inspiration he drew from Poe's
poetry while researching one of his books. Stephen King
reflects on Poe's insight into humanity's dark side in "The
Genius of 'The Tell-Tale Heart.'" Jan Burke recalls her
childhood terror during late-night reading sessions.
Gerritsen, Nelson DeMille, and others remember the classic
B-movie adaptations of Poe's tales. And in "The Thief,"
Laurie R. King complains about how Poe stole all the good
ideas . . . or maybe he just thought of them first.
and timeless, In the Shadow of the Master is a celebration
of one of the greatest literary minds of all time. The
Mystery Writers of America, founded in 1945, is the foremost
organization for mystery writers and other professionals
dedicated to the field of crime writing.
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