Discussion Forums - Mystery & Thrillers

Topic: Mystery in which Edgar Allen Poe and Davy Crocket are characters

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Mystery in which Edgar Allen Poe and Davy Crocket are characters
Date Posted: 3/15/2010 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
Posts: 12
Back To Top

 A friend mentioned reading a book in which Edgar Allen Poe and Davy Crocket team up to solve a mystery. She said she'd recommend it, but she can't remember the title or author. Does this ring a bell?

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/18/2009
Posts: 412
Back To Top

Nevermore by Harold Schechter.  I have read this & it was fun.  Schechter also wrote one called Humbug with Edgar Allan Poe & P.T. Barnum, Mask of the Red Death with Poe & Kit Carson, & The Telltale Corpse with Poe & Louisa May Alcott.



Last Edited on: 3/15/10 7:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 3/15/2010 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
Posts: 1,930
Back To Top

There is a mystery called "The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe" by Manny Meyers where Poe is enlisted to help solve the mystery. I don't know if Davy Crockett is involved. I have not read it but I do recall seeing it at the library.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 8:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
Posts: 12
Back To Top

Many thanks. I had finally gotten a response to my search at Amazon. Lucky for me, there's a copy here!

A young Poe is a character in An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor, which was fabulous. And he's in The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard. And then, Matthew Pearl has used him as a character.

I'm currently reading a book called For Edgar, in which a killer commites murders in keeping with Poe's stories. That one is by Sheldon Rusch.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 3/17/2010 4:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2008
Posts: 3,067
Back To Top

I read Mathew Pearl's Poe's Shadow and I wasnt all that impressed with it. I think mainly because I loved Pearl's previous book The Dante Club so much, my expectations were a little high. The series by Schechter sounds intersting.

Date Posted: 3/20/2010 9:58 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
Posts: 12
Back To Top

Dante Club was phenomenal. I've often regretted giving away my copy. I guess one day I'll have to get another one.

Date Posted: 3/22/2010 8:34 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2006
Posts: 181
Back To Top


Last Edited on: 2/2/15 8:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1