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Edgar Allan Poe

Halloween Fun in the Valley

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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by Barry Ergang


I spend every year literarily mixed up in murder. Notice I said “literarily,” not “literally.” Of the multitude of novels and short stories I read annually, relatively few are not of the mystery/detection/suspense variety, but then my fiction diet has always contained generous helpings of crime and mystification.

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by Andrew MacRae



In the early darkness of a cold evening in January, 1848, a train left the Baltimore and Ohio station in Washington DC and gathered speed as it rocked its way toward Baltimore. Not long after its departure, the door to one compartment slid open and a man peered inside.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



As we continue our Edgar Allan Poe month, what could be better fitting than the review of a book by a current mystery author who is actually related to Poe! Also at the end of this review is a video interview with Christopher & a chance to win a copy of the book!

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by Bobbi A. Chukran



Though a published novelist and playwright, this is Bobbi’s first published short story, which she adapted from a play that she also wrote. As part of KRL’s celebration of the release of The Raven, we are happy to share this story of something that “might” have happened between Poe and the love of his life Virginia.

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The Raven: Movie Review

IN THE May 5 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a mystery fan and writer myself, the name of Edgar Allan Poe is of great importance as he is the father of the American detective novel. So when I heard there was going to be a movie coming out where Edgar himself was a character I was intrigued.

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The Visual Appeal of Edgar Allan Poe

IN THE April 28 ISSUE

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by Gary Earl Ross


For more than a century, Edgar Allan Poe has inspired artwork, plays, films, comic books, television shows, and other visual media. The forthcoming release of The Raven, in which John Cusack plays Poe on the trail of a serial killer, who uses his stories for inspiration, invites reflection on the ongoing impact of Poe on modern visual culture.

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by Margaret Mendel


In the middle of the Bronx, situated on a triangular shaped spit of land named Poe Park, bordered by three busy streets, sits the last residence of Edgar Allan Poe. This month will mark the 162nd year since his death and yet this clapboard cottage still stands and is now under the custodial care of the Bronx Historical Society. In 1980 the cottage was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This year’s Fresno County Library Big Read has chosen the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As a part of their many events this year they are presenting a stage version of several of his stories and poems adapted by Terrance McArthur, called Poe’s Tales of Terror, beginning this weekend at the Sanctuary Theater in Fresno.

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