The Pale Blue Eye

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$18.99  $17.66
William Morrow & Company
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5.27 X 8.08 X 1.07 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author
Louis Bayard is the author of the critically acclaimed The School of Night and The Black Tower, the national bestseller The Pale Blue Eye, and Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book. He has written for Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"Worthy of...high praise."
"Full of delightfully unexpected twists that continue to the very last pages of the novel."--Denver Post
"Finely executed prose...An exquisitely rendered character study, imaginatively gothic, compelling."--Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Poe, an exacting critic...would have been impressed by Bayard's intelligence and fluidity as a writer."--Oregonian
"Seemlessly blends Poe into an engrossing whodunit worthy of its inspiration. "--USA Today
"A rich and finely wrought psychological study that is a fitting tribute to Poe himself."--The Straits Times (Singapore)
"What makes this more than a well-crafted Bayard's gift for language. He paints incredibly vivid pictures."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"An uncanny and original portrait. Captures the imagination with exquisite details and a compelling, disquieting story."--Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Ingenious...with a rich knowledge of Poe's life and work."--Entertainment Weekly
"Recommended. This novel is moody and rich in historic detail."--Tucson Citizen
"Exquisitely rendered character study, imaginatively Gothic, compelling."--Miami Herald
"Shockingly clever and devoutly unsentimental...reads like a lost classic. Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction."--New York Times Book Review
"This book has it all--prose, plot and a terrifying will have you guessing to the very end."--Hamilton Spectator (Canada)
"Gracefully written...Bayard's prose flows like silk, weightless but enveloping, and never shows its
"Bayard has produced a nuanced, wonderfully written tale, one worthy of the old master himself."--Baltimore Sun
"Gruesomely entertaining."--New York Times
"Brilliantly plotted and completely absorbing, ending with the kind of shock that few novelists are able to deliver."--Sunday Times (London)
"Skillful...lyrical...Moves methodically to the suspects, the motives, and the clues that twist and turn like the Hudson itself."--Library Journal
"Another literary tour de force....At novel's end, the reader may want to start again from the beginning."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred)
"A superb, lyrically written yarn. Deft and delicious."--Providence Journal
"Well-wrought and suspenseful."--Buffalo News
"(A) tour-de-force...intense and gripping ...(a) beautifully crafted thriller "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)