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Publication date: April 26, 2012
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FACT: In 1849, Allan Pinkerton opened the first detective agency in America, becoming famous for guarding the president and infamous for breaking strikes.

FACT: In 1849, Edgar Allan Poe, master American author of the macabre, is found incoherent on a bench outside a Baltimore saloon. He died without giving an explanation.

WHAT IF: America's first, true detective seeks to solve the mystery of the death of America's creator of the first fictional detective?

In NEVERMORE, what Pinkerton finds could forever change literature – and a legend.

Chasing clues and suspects from city to city, Pinkerton pieces together Poe's last days and learns truths about the author – and himself – that threaten Poe's legacy...and his career.

Solving a crime is easy - exposing the truth is deadly.

No facts about Pinkerton or Poe were altered in this work that explores – and reinforces – the historical and lasting legacy of an American literary icon.


Brent Monahan

Brent Monahan has spent his life fascinated with and passionate about questioning the world - and arriving at unique, thoughtful, insightful and, quite often, spear-tip pointedly amusing answers that find their expression in his many novels. Whether he is offering a rational explanation to an historical haunting, as in The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, or delving into the psyches and machinations of such icons of financial and political power as J.P. Morgan in The Jekyl Island Club, Mr. Monahan does so with an unparalleled depth of research and smart, witty writing that has engaged decades of readers and garnered him considerable critical recognition from both reviewers and his peers.

Mr. Monahan has authored thirteen novels, two of which have been made into movies - including An American Haunting, starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. He has taught writing at Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University, even though his terminal degree was in musical arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.