NOVELS

A Most Malicious Murder

Not all monsters are fictional.

What if Edgar Allan Poe hadn’t died in 1849? In this lushly detailed Gothic mystery the year is 1851 and the Master of the Macabre is the toast of England with his now-popular lecture series. But Poe’s bad luck returns during a stop in Oxford, leaving him implicated in the murder of a chambermaid.

In desperation, Poe recruits brilliant young undergraduate Charles Dodgson (soon to be known as Lewis Carroll) to act as Watson to his Holmes. This unlikely pair of detectives must now track down a ruthless killer before Poe hangs for a crime he didn’t commit…