Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Bio from the Mystery Writers of America, nominated for the Macavity Award and the Anthony Award.

For Poe-Land, J.W. Ocker visited almost 100 sites connected to Edgar Allan Poe along the East Coast and in England, from the top of a 170-year-old church bell tower to see what inspired Poe's poem The Bells to the dark depths of a strip club to find the newspaper building that launched his literary career. Along the way, Ocker comes across such relics as Poe's hair and pieces of his coffin and talks dozens of people who maintain Poe's physical legacy, including collectors, actors, museum managers, and so many more.