• Karen Lee Street

A blood red ruby, then a dazzle of emerald...


The advance copies of the paperback version of Edgar Allan Poe and the Jewel of Peru have just been delivered to my publisher in London: Point Blank Books, an imprint of Oneworld Publications. Can't wait to get my hands on them in a few weeks-- they are a beautiful follow-up to the elegant hardback published by Pegasus Books (USA) in May. Very happy.

The emerald of 'Jewel of Peru' is also a lovely progression from the ruby of 'London Monster'...

Not that the books have to be read in order of publication. Retrospectively, I wonder if what one learns about Poe's family life in 'Jewel of Peru' gives insight into his actions in 'London Monster'? And therefore wonder if some readers might prefer reading 'Jewel' first...

Book III: Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead: amethyst or sapphire? Time will tell. Getting near the end...

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