Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Quentin Clark is a young lawyer and ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to find out the truth behind Poe's death. After discovering that the writer's last days are riddled with unanswered questions the police are ignoring, Quentin finds himself enmeshed in sinister machinations involving international political agents, a female assassin, the corrupt Baltimore slave trade, and the lost secrets of Poe's final hours. In order to unchain his now imperiled fate from Poe's, Quentin must himself turn master investigator.
Pearl, Matthew 'The Poe shadow' Paperback, 400 p.