Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Mysterious Disappearance of Edgar Allan Poe's Admirer

Today is the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth—and CNN reports that "the shadowy visitor" who, every year for 60 years, left roses and a half-full bottle of cognac at Poe's Baltimore grave on the writer's birthday, failed to appear the second year in a row. The tradition began Jan. 19, 1949, according to the Edgar Allan Poe Society. The last visitation came two years ago. Read the story here: Edgar Allan Poe's cognac-carrying admirer fails to materialize again

(Thanks to The Roads of Autumn Dusk for reminding me it was Poe's birthday.)

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Detectives: C. AUGUSTE DUPIN by Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts

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