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BOOK REVIEW: THE TELL-TALE CORPSE
BY HAROLD SCHECHTER

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Edgar Allan Poe's wife is very ill and he takes her to Concord, Massachusetts to look for a cure prepared by Dr. Farrugut. Poe's friend, P.T. Barnum, suggested this trip. Barnum had something else in mind in addition to the trip. He was willing to pay for the trip if Poe would deliver a package for him. Poe found this offer hard to refuse.

Not long after Poe's arrival, a death occurs within Louisa May Alcott's house. Her uncle's maidservant drowns in the bathtub from a nitrous oxide overdose.

It did not take Poe long to confirm the death as a homicide. Then the unimaginable happened. Someone stole Farragut's medicine. More murders start to occur and Poe now knows he is dealing with a serial killer. In a desperate attempt to save his wife, Poe searches for the killer.

Will Poe find the killer and the medicine in time?

You can just feel the dark, eeriness of a story with Edgar Allan Poe in it. The author does an excellent job of bringing this darkness out. At the same time, you can feel the compassion that Poe has in order to try and save his wife. The reader will feel the rush as Poe tries to find the serial killer. Not only will mystery fans love this book but history fans will love it also. This book is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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