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Edgar Allan Poe-Themed Merchandise

Connect to the Poe Museum of Richmond's website to find awesome Edgar Allan Poe-themed merchandise, including apparel, glassware, mugs, books, and gifts for the Poe fans in your life (or yourself!).  All your purchases benefit the Poe Museum to help them maintain the museum itself, its fantastic exhibits, and the Enchanted Garden.  The museum is located in Richmond a few blocks from Edgar's first home in the city and is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Richmond!

Poe: Nevermore - E-Book

Poe: Nevermore is an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired thriller in which a young woman must race against time and death to save those she loves while struggling with depression, a new relationship complicated by her past, and an abusive former foster-father. Elenora Allison Poe is twenty-four years old, drowning in debt and depression, and very alone, having been orphaned at the age of two and raised in an unloving household. Suffering from insomnia and PTSD from a traumatic experience seven years before, Poe keeps everyone at arm's length. Then, she meets homicide detective Caleb Frost and her life changes dramatically. Frost sees Poe's brokenness in perfect clarity and sympathizes with her. However, just when Poe is starting to let him in, she discovers a horrible truth: she is the sole direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, inheriting not only the last name of one of the world's most famous poets, but also a terrible family curse that takes the form of Edgar Allan Poe's most haunting tales. If Poe cannot recognize the curse unfolding in time, it will destroy the lives of all those close to her and annihilate her sanity. Nevermore is the first in a six-book series that follows Poe's trials and the curse she bears. It was named a Finalist for CBR's 2013 Clue Awards for new Mystery/Suspense/Thriller novels, and earned First Place in CBR's 2013 Paranormal Awards in the Contemporary Gothic category. Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media has called Nevermore "the type of psychological horror that locking the doors and windows and reading with the lights on will not keep out" and acclaims the combination of tension and complex characters in the novel, including powerful antagonists. "There is a Gothic, smouldering shroud across this book, as if Anne Rice or Poppy Z Brite have infected the writing," says Self-Publishing Review.

Poe: Rest in Peace - E-Book

The shocking and fast-paced sequel to Poe: Nevermore, Rest in Peace picks up with Elenora Allison Poe one month after the first novel's conclusion. Frost and Poe are still recovering from the tragedies they survived in "The Raven," both emotionally and physically. As they struggle to rebuild their relationship from ashes, Poe discovers that she is being stalked by her most wicked nightmare, Lex, and is swept into a maelstrom of instability and paranoia. Without Frost's protection, Poe quickly loses her already shaky grip on her sanity as with each passing moment the inevitable reunion with her tormentor draws nearer. Rest in Peace pits the tragic heroine face-to-face against the man who plunged her into a PTSD-fueled nightmare even as she struggles with her increasingly severe depression and a monstrous curse passed down through the Poe family from the master of the macabre himself.

Poe: Death's Mark - E-Book

The much-anticipated third installment in the "Poe" Gothic thriller series, "Death's Mark" finds Poe, Frost and Trina healing and seeking a new normal to found their lives on. But for Poe, there may never be a "new normal." The only other direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, a twenty-year-old girl named Tori, is seeking answers about her lineage, answers Poe only wishes she had. Meanwhile, Poe’s former foster-father has grown progressively more volatile and his actions are crushing his submissive wife to the point of threatening her very existence. Poe can hardly protect herself and her new patchwork family from Jonathon Aaron, much less find a way to rescue her helpless foster-mom from the clutches of the curse, and must choose between the people she loves most. Concluding with an epic final stand-off between Poe and the man who destroyed her childhood, "Death's Mark" depicts the tragic heroine's first hope for a future and her battle to hold onto that hope.

Poe: Nevermore - Paperback

Poe: Nevermore is an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired paranormal thriller in which a young woman must race against time and death to save those she loves while struggling with depression, a new relationship complicated by her past, and an abusive former foster-father. 
Nevermore, the first in a six-book series, is told by Elenora Allison Poe, or “Poe” for short. Poe is twenty-four years old, drowning in debt and depression, and very alone, having been orphaned at the age of two and raised in an unloving household. Suffering from insomnia and PTSD from a traumatic experience seven years before, Poe has become cold and unwilling to connect with anyone. When she meets homicide detective Caleb Frost, Poe’s life changes dramatically. Frost sees the tragic heroine’s brokenness in perfect clarity and sympathizes with her, but just when Poe begins to let him in she discovers a horrible truth: she is the sole direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, inheriting not only the last name of one of the world's most famous poets, but also a terrible family curse that takes the form of the master of the macabre's most haunting tales. If Poe cannot recognize the curse unfolding in time, it will destroy the lives of all those close to her and annihilate her sanity. 
Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media has called Nevermore “the type of psychological horror that locking the doors and windows and reading with the lights on will not keep out” and acclaims the combination of tension and complex characters in the novel, including powerful antagonists. “There is a Gothic, smouldering shroud across this book, as if Anne Rice or Poppy Z Brite have infected the writing,” says Self-Publishing Review.

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Poe: Death's Mark - Paperback

The much-anticipated third installment in the "Poe" Gothic thriller series, "Death's Mark" finds Poe, Frost and Trina healing and seeking a new normal to found their lives on. But for Poe, there may never be a "new normal." The only other direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, a twenty-year-old girl named Tori, is seeking answers about her lineage, answers Poe only wishes she had. Meanwhile, Poe’s former foster-father has grown progressively more volatile and his actions are crushing his submissive wife to the point of threatening her very existence. Poe can hardly protect herself and her new patchwork family from Jonathon Aaron, much less find a way to rescue her helpless foster-mom from the clutches of the curse, and must choose between the people she loves most. Concluding with an epic final stand-off between Poe and the man who destroyed her childhood, "Death's Mark" depicts the tragic heroine's first hope for a future and her battle to hold onto that hope.

Poe: Rest in Peace - Paperback

The shocking and fast-paced sequel to Poe: Nevermore, Rest in Peace picks up with Elenora Allison Poe one month after the first novel's conclusion. Frost and Poe are still recovering from the tragedies they survived in "The Raven," both emotionally and physically. As they struggle to rebuild their relationship from ashes, Poe discovers that she is being stalked by her most wicked nightmare, Lex, and is swept into a maelstrom of instability and paranoia. Without Frost's protection, Poe quickly loses her already shaky grip on her sanity as with each passing moment the inevitable reunion with her tormentor draws nearer. Rest in Peace pits the tragic heroine face-to-face against the man who plunged her into a PTSD-fueled nightmare even as she struggles with her increasingly severe depression and a monstrous curse passed down through the Poe family from the master of the macabre himself.

Brick and Mortar Locations

Because the Poe series is independently published, it is not available in any chain bookstores.  However, if you're local to Wisconsin, you can find the series in the following locally-owned shops!

Northeast Wisconsin-

Sissy's Treats and Treasures - Seymour, WI 54165

The Crabbe Reader (signed copies) - Seymour, WI 54165

St. Norbert College Bookstore - De Pere, WI 54115

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