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Edgar Allan Poe: Books Inspired by Poe
The works of Poe are the source of inspiration for many contemporary works of popular fiction.
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Title: Entombed
Author: Fairstein, Linda
ISBN: 0743254880
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone, where Edgar Allan Poe once lived, discover a human skeleton entombed — standing — behind a brick wall. When sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic Poe scene... except that forensic evidence shows that this young woman died within the last twenty-five years.

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Title: Not Quite Dead
Author: Gray, John MacLachlan
ISBN: 9780312374716
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: John MacLachlan Gray brings Poe and Dickens back to life as protagonists in this historical crime novel set in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Title: In a Strange City
Author: Lippman, Laura
ISBN: 0380978180
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: This novel intertwines the mystery surrounding the death of the real Poe with the fictitious death of the mysterious “Poe Toaster.”

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Title: Wild Nights! : Stories About The Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway
Author: Oates, Joyce Carol
ISBN: 0061434795
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: A collection of fictive short stories recounting the final days of five major American writers, including Edgar Allan Poe.

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Title: The Poe Shadow : A Novel
Author: Pearl, Matthew
ISBN: 9780812970128
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: A historical thriller about a man obsessed with determining the true cause of Poe’s death.

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Title: The Tell-Tale Corpse : an Edgar Allan Poe Mystery
Author: Schechter, Harold
ISBN: 0449007235
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: In this mystery novel set in 1845, Poe plays the role of detective and attempts to solve a series of murders.