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In a strange city

Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every January 19th, in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a loyal clique waits in the small hours for the "Visitor," also known as the "Poe Toaster," to approach Poe's tomb. He wears a formal cape and carries three blood-red roses and a bottle of cognac as tribute. For some reason the press keep their distance, as do bystanders. This year, for the first time, PI Tess Monaghan is present, too, along with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Lippman
ISBN: 1585471712 9781585471713
OCLC Number: 48015020
Description: 367 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Laura Lippman.

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Every January 19th, in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a loyal clique waits in the small hours for the "Visitor," also known as the "Poe Toaster," to approach Poe's tomb. He wears a formal cape and carries three blood-red roses and a bottle of cognac as tribute. For some reason the press keep their distance, as do bystanders. This year, for the first time, PI Tess Monaghan is present, too, along with her boyfriend, Crow. Having been roped into attendance by a would-be client, Tess awaits the coming of the Visitor in the freezing winter night. Suddenly, two caped men with roses and cognac show up. A shot rings out and one man lies dead, the other runs off.

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