Viewing Entry - The pale blue eye (AM14487) by Bayard, Louis.
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The pale blue eye
Author / Responsible party
Detective and Mystery fiction, Historical fiction.
Detective and Mystery fiction, Historical fiction. Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Fiction. United States Military Academy -- Fiction. Police -- New York (State) -- West Point -- Fiction.
1830. Retired New York City detective Gus Landor is living a quiet life when Superintendent Thayer summons him to West Point to investigate the hanging and subsequent mutilation of a cadet. Edgar Allan Poe, also a cadet, aids Landor by serving as an inside source into the closed world of the academy, though Poe's personal involvement with a suspect's sister complicates their work. But the pair find themselves helpless to prevent further outrages, and the removal of the victims' hearts suggests that a satanic cult might be at work. Some descriptions of violence.