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Praise for the Third Book in the Poe and Dupin Mystery Trilogy

Street fulfills the promise of the tantalizing opening with a twisty and nail-biting plot…(Publishers Weekly ⭐️ starred review)


"Superlative historical mystery, capturing the tone of the time and Poe's lasting literary legacy." (Booklist, ⭐️starred review)

"Suspense, unease, darkness, violence and treachery one would expect from Poe himself.  Not only a good read, but also incredibly poignant as well." (Crime Review)

"Evokes Poe’s unique sensibility through passages of inspired prose, in a narrative that preserves the spooky penumbra surrounding Poe’s enduring legend.”

(“Mysteries: Masters of the Form”: The Wall Street Journal)

“A brilliant historical whodunit. Empire of the Dead is everything a reader of traditional mysteries or an admirer of Edgar Allan Poe could possibly want.” (Mystery Scene )

"Cleverly pairs Poe with his fictional creation, the Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin..."  (Publishers Weekly)


A gripping read and a worthy homage to Poe’s genius.” (Historical Novel Society)

“A skillful melding of historical detail and fiction, rife with Poe-like style, imagery and plot elements."  (Library Journal, ⭐️starred review)

“ Street’s excellent sequel to 2016’s Edgar Allan Poe and the London Monster..."  (Publishers Weekly, ⭐️starred review)

"Come for the mystery, stay for Street’s fantastic characters, gorgeous writing, and oodles of atmosphere. This is an utterly delightful treat that’s not to be missed." (Criminal Element)

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