Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru

Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru

Karen Lee Street
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Author:  Karen Lee Street
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  368
Publisher:  Oneworld Publications
Year:  2018
ISBN:  9781786073389

Poe and Dupin return for another addictive historical mystery

'Deliciously morbid...full of shuddersome gothic effects' Ripperologist magazine

Philadelphia, early 1844. As violent tensions escalate between 'nativists' and recent Irish immigrants, Edgar Allan Poe's fears for the safety of his wife Virginia and mother-in-law Muddy are compounded when he receives a parcel of mummified bird parts. Could his nemesis have returned to settle an old score?

Just as odd is the arrival of Helena Loddiges, a young heiress who demands Poe's help to discover why her lover died at the city's docks on his return from an expedition to Peru. Poe is sceptical of her claims to receive messages from birds and visitations from her lover's ghost. But when Miss Loddiges is kidnapped, he and his friend C. Auguste Dupin must unravel a mystery involving old enemies, lost soulmates, ornithomancy, and the legendary jewel of Peru.