The Pale Blue Eye

The Pale Blue Eye From the critically acclaimed author of Mr Timothy comes an ingenious tale of murder and revenge featuring a retired New York City detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe At West Point Acad

  • Title: The Pale Blue Eye
  • Author: Louis Bayard
  • ISBN: 9780060733971
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the critically acclaimed author of Mr Timothy comes an ingenious tale of murder and revenge, featuring a retired New York City detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe.At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet s body swinging from a rope just off the parade grounds An apparent suicide is notFrom the critically acclaimed author of Mr Timothy comes an ingenious tale of murder and revenge, featuring a retired New York City detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe.At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet s body swinging from a rope just off the parade grounds An apparent suicide is not unheard of in a harsh regimen like West Point s, but the next morning, an even greater horror comes to light Someone has stolen into the room where the body lay and removed the heart.At a loss for answers and desperate to avoid any negative publicity, the Academy calls on the services of a local civilian, Augustus Landor, a former police detective who acquired some renown during his years in New York City before retiring to the Hudson Highlands for his health Now a widower, and restless in his seclusion, Landor agrees to take on the case As he questions the dead man s acquaintances, he finds an eager assistant in a moody, intriguing young cadet with a penchant for drink, two volumes of poetry to his name, and a murky past that changes from telling to telling The cadet s name Edgar Allan Poe.Impressed with Poe s astute powers of observation, Landor is convinced that the poet may prove useful if he can stay sober long enough to put his keen reasoning skills to the task Working in close contact, the two men separated by years but alike in i

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