The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel

The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel

Louis Bayard


At West element Academy in 1830, the calm of an October night is shattered through the invention of a tender cadet's physique swinging from a rope. the following morning, a good better horror involves mild. anyone has got rid of the useless man's middle. Augustus Landor—who got a few renown in his years as a brand new York urban police detective—is known as in to discreetly examine. it is a baffling case Landor needs to pursue in mystery, for the scandal may do irreparable harm to the fledgling establishment. yet he unearths aid from an unforeseen ally—a moody, younger cadet with a penchant for drink, volumes of poetry to his identify, and a murky earlier that alterations from telling to telling. The unusual and haunted Southern poet for whom Landor develops a fatherly affection, is called Edgar Allan Poe.

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