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Monday, November 11, 2013

Poe by J.Lincoln Fenn

Don't let the title fool you Poe isn't about Edgar but I think he would have enjoyed this work. It is instead a supernatural/occult thriller that is genuinely different from anything I have read before. The reluctant hero is D. Peters, an obituary writer for a small town newspaper who bumbles through life after the death of his parents. When his boss decides that he should write an article about a haunted mansion on the outskirts of town his life changes forever. He nearly dies, hell he's almost autopsied! Things just get stranger with each passing day along with his complicated relationship with his new girlfriend Lisa who also has a strange family history. A mysterious ring that once belonged to his father and a grimoire that he stumbles upon help to put the pieces together as to what his father really did before his sudden death and what Dimitri must do to stop the horrific murders that are plaguing his town.
I loved this novel and look forward to seeing more from Mr. Fenn. Not only was Poe a great supernatural mystery but it was liberally peppered with humorous moments to allow your heart to stop racing for a moment. 5 out of 5 stars.

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