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For use in schools and libraries only. In Providence, Rhode Island, in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problems of eleven-year-old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist.
Avi Wortis is known to his readers simply as Avi. Raised in New York City, he was ironically assigned a tutor in high school to help him with his writing. His first novel, WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, ANYWAY?, was published in 1992 while he was working as a librarian. Avi writes historical fiction, fantasies, thrillers, and comic novels. In 1991, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE was named a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction. In 2003, CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD received the much-coveted Newbery Medal.
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Set in 1848, this is the story of Edmund, an 11-year-old boy desperately trying to solve the mystery of his family's disappearance. Edmund enlists the help of a stranger named Auguste Dupin, unaware that the man is actually the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Does Poe really want to help Edmund, or is he just seeking out grisly material for his next story?
At the far back of the top floor of an Ann Street tenement was a room.
In Providence, R.I., in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problems of eleven-year-old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist.