The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard audiobook

The Pale Blue Eye

By Louis Bayard
Read by Charles Leggett

Blackstone Publishing
15.43 Hours 1
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When the body of a suicide victim disappears at West Point Military Academy in 1831, only to be discovered hours later missing its heart, the Academy calls on retired detective Gus Landor to investigate. Landor is something of a legend among his peers, noted for an uncanny, Holmesian ability to read people. When Edgar Allan Poe, a new cadet, comes forth with his own cryptic conclusion—that the man Landor is looking for is a poet—Landor is intrigued and enlists Poe as his assistant. Working together, Landor and Poe narrow down the suspects, all the while dealing with their own personal demons.

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Summary

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A 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

When the body of a suicide victim disappears at West Point Military Academy in 1831, only to be discovered hours later missing its heart, the Academy calls on retired detective Gus Landor to investigate. Landor is something of a legend among his peers, noted for an uncanny, Holmesian ability to read people. When Edgar Allan Poe, a new cadet, comes forth with his own cryptic conclusion—that the man Landor is looking for is a poet—Landor is intrigued and enlists Poe as his assistant. Working together, Landor and Poe narrow down the suspects, all the while dealing with their own personal demons.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Seemlessly blends Poe into an engrossing whodunit worthy of its inspiration.” USA Today
“Ingenious…with a rich knowledge of Poe’s life and work.” Entertainment Weekly
“[The novel is] brilliantly plotted and completely absorbing, ending with the kind of shock that few novelists are able to deliver.”   Sunday Times (London)
“Poe, an exacting critic...would have been impressed by Bayard’s intelligence and fluidity as a writer.”   Oregonian
“Shockingly clever and devoutly unsentimental…reads like a lost classic. Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction.” New York Times Book Review
“[A] beautifully crafted thriller.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Louis Bayard

Author Bio: Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard is a critically acclaimed novelist, reviewer, and journalist who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon.com, Ms., Nerve.com, and the Washington, D.C., City Paper. He is the author of The Pale Blue Eye and of Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book and one of People magazine’s ten best books of 2003. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his partner and two sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 15.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English