The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

3.45 avg rating
( 1,664 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780525949817: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Traces the July 1841 murder investigation into a twenty-year-old saleswoman whose demise was marked by sensational media coverage and the debut of Edgar Allen Poe, whose short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" associated him with the crime. By the author of Teller of Tales.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Advance Praise:

Writing simultaneously as novelist, biographer, historian, and sleuth, Daniel Stashower unfolds a suspenseful detective story inside a detective story inside a detective story.
-Kenneth Silverman, author of Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

Daniel Stashower masterfully recreates 1840s New York and the murder that captivated the city. If you loved The Devil in the White City, you'll love The Beautiful Cigar Girl. It's an impressive work of history with all the drive and passion of a finely-tuned novel.
-Harlan Coben

"The Beautiful Cigar Girl is a beautiful melding of literary research, biography and creativity. Poe's New York of the 1840's is brought to life and so is Mary Rogers and those whose lives were altered by her murder. Seldom has Poe himself emerged so sympathetically as the tortured, alcoholic, brilliant and enigmatic man he was. After reading this fascinating book, no one will be able to read The Mystery of Marie Roget again without acknowledging the haunting ghosts brought forth by Stashower."
-Stuart M. Kaminsky, recipient of the Mystery Writers of America 2006 Grand Master Award, and author, most recently, of Terror Town

"'Stashower makes the past so vivid you feel as if you must have been there and walked these streets yourself."
-Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Assassin

About the Author:

Daniel Stashower is the author of the highly acclaimed biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, Teller of Tales, which won the Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work. A winner of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship, in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing, Stashower is also the author of several mystery novels.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780425217825: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0425217825 ISBN 13:  9780425217825
Publisher: Berkley, 2007
Softcover

9780739483282: The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Dutton..., 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Daniel Stashower
Published by Dutton Adult (2006)
ISBN 10: 052594981X ISBN 13: 9780525949817
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M052594981X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Daniel Stashower
Published by Dutton Adult (2006)
ISBN 10: 052594981X ISBN 13: 9780525949817
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX052594981X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stashower, Daniel
Published by Dutton Adult (2006)
ISBN 10: 052594981X ISBN 13: 9780525949817
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11052594981X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stashower, Daniel
Published by Dutton Adult
ISBN 10: 052594981X ISBN 13: 9780525949817
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Condition: New. 052594981X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0876390

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Daniel Stashower
Published by Dutton, New York (2006)
ISBN 10: 052594981X ISBN 13: 9780525949817
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
FOCUS POINT BOOKS
(Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, New York, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First Edition/first printing. ISBN:052594981X. [4to] 326p. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Seller Inventory # 107790

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds