WHO AM I – February 12, 2017

identity-510866__340Today’s Guest Author may still be writing, loving, and living life to the fullest. Or they may not! Your clue today and every day for WHO AM I during your Mystery Thriller Week event will be the same: This author penned either a Mystery or Thriller genre book that was published.  Good luck and try your literary prowess from February 12-22, 2017 for a new prize daily. Enter your email (for prize notification) and multiple choice answer below.


Born: 1809

Gender: Male

Bio Information: One the greatest and unhappiest of American poets, a master of the horror tale, and the patron saint of the detective story. This author first gained critical acclaim in France and England. His reputation in America was relatively slight until the French-influenced writers like Ambroce Bierce, Robert W. Chambers, and representatives of the Lovecraft school created interest in his work. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were itinerant actors. His father died probably in 1810 and his mother died in 1811, leaving three children. This author was taken into the home of a Richmond merchant John Allan. The remaining children were cared for by others. His brother William died young and sister Rosalie become later insane. At the age of five this author could recite passages of English poetry.

Book excerpt: “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins?”

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