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The hum bug : a novel

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A young beauty with a shadowy past has been savagely murdered. Her hideous wounds mirror a gruesome tableau in Barnum's wax exhibit dwon to the flawless rose between her lips causing authorities to pinder Barnum's own responsibility. He has no recourse other than to solve the crime himself with the aid of the master of morbid, criminal motivation. Having already achieved a reputation for deductive brilliance by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; P T Barnum; P T Barnum; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Schechter
ISBN: 0671041150 9780671041151
OCLC Number: 47764396
Description: x, 388 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Harold Schechter.
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"A young beauty with a shadowy past has been savagely murdered. Her hideous wounds mirror a gruesome tableau in Barnum's wax exhibit dwon to the flawless rose between her lips causing authorities to pinder Barnum's own responsibility. He has no recourse other than to solve the crime himself with the aid of the master of morbid, criminal motivation. Having already achieved a reputation for deductive brilliance by solving Baltimore's notorious "Nevermore Murders," Poe accepts Barnum's challenge." -- Jacket.

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