This book could have been more interesting with better editing.
The crime was in many ways central to Poe's career, and Stashower has included a brisk biography of the doomed author, making this a fascinating and multifaceted book.
This is an excellent biography of Edgar Poe, well mixed with his interest in the murder of Mary Rogers.
You can read Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Roget", about 38 pages long in Stephen Peithman's excellent Annotated Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe or you can read this 386 page book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Randy Stafford
Quite interesting. Kind of bounced around a bit, but it was o.k. Not a real page turner for me. Would recommend.Published 4 months ago by jamesrf408
"The Beautiful Cigar Girl" tells a story of tragedy, ruin, and the rise of sensational journalism and social reform in the US in the mid-1800's. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joel Kramer
Story was intriguing, but editing would have helped. After all, Edgar Allen Poe was one of the main characters in the story, and he is certainly a legend in American literature.Published 6 months ago by Bette Jamieson
I rated this book three because I felt it disorganized in several aspects. Rather than a chronological narrative of Poe' s life and the Mary Rodgers case, there was too much... Read morePublished 7 months ago by kadonne
I have yet to read this book. Once I do I will reevaluate and update my review of this fine binding.Published 19 months ago by michael serna
This book was a gift. I had never heard of this author, and I am used to history books being, well, rather dry. This is a page-turner. Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Nana
This book was filled with information about NY in the early to mid-1800's and gave the reader good insight to the development of the police force, the crimes of the time and some... Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by Mary Ruth
This nonfiction book covers an unsolved murder mystery and provides an interesting view of the time period in New York City. It is also a brief biography of Edgar Allen Poe. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by R.R.G.