The Raven and the Nightingale

The Raven and the Nightingale

Modern Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Academic politics turn vicious when a major Poe scholar is murdered and his latest foe, untenured Professor Pelletier, decides to wade through his long list of enemies to find the killer

Blackwell North Amer
Still untenured, and therefore on shaky academic ground, feisty young Enfield College professor Karen Pelletier finds herself going head-to-head with the resident Edgar Allan Poe expert, Elliot Corbin, an academic windbag of monumental proportions who is lobbying to be appointed to the much-coveted and recently vacated Palaver Chair. So when Karen receives a serendipitous bonanza in the form of never-before-seen manuscripts and journals by the nineteenth-century poet Emmeline Foster, who is rumored to have killed herself for the love of Poe, Corbin is predictably put out.
Subsequently, the corrosive Corbin is stabbed to death in his home on Thanksgiving Day. Karen has an airtight alibi, but other suspects abound - from the head of the women's studies program, who also pines for the Palaver Chair; to Visiting Poet Jane Birdwort, whose history with Corbin turns out to be far longer (and closer) than anyone had known; to the perpetually disgruntled department secretary; to a young female adjunct professor whose unbridled ambition will not be denied.

Baker
& Taylor

Academic politics turn vicious when a major Poe scholar is murdered and his latest foe, untenured Professor Pelletier, decides to wade through his long list of enemies to find the killer. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385493390
0385493398
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DOBSO...J

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