The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
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The Pale Blue Eye Summary
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. The next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has removed the dead man's heart. Augustus Landorwho acquired some renown in his years as a New York City police detectiveis called in to discreetly investigate. It's a baffling case Landor must pursue in secret, for the scandal could do irreparable damage to the fledgling institution. But he finds help from an unexpected allya moody, 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 strange and haunted Southern poet for whom Landor develops a fatherly affection, is named Edgar Allan Poe.
The Pale Blue Eye Reviews
"Starred Review. This beautifully crafted thriller stands head and shoulders above other recent efforts to fictionalize Poe." - PW.
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Louis Bayard Author Biography
With his three most recent novels, The Black Tower, The Pale Blue
Eye and Mr. Timothy, Louis Bayard, in the words of the Washington
Post, has ascended to "the upper reaches of the historical-thriller league." A
New York Times Notable author, he has been nominated for both the Edgar and
Dagger awards and has been named one of People magazine's top authors of the
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