• "An imaginative, clever and satisfying literary detective story, bristling with the sights, smells and sounds of 19th century Baltimore - a real treat for Poe fans"

    Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth
  • "Pearl does an ingenious job of shedding new light on the puzzle...brilliantly evokes the kind of dedication that Poe still enjoys"

    Alice Fordham, The Times
  • "An absorbing combination of cerebral twists and visceral turns"

    Daily Mail
  • "Genuinely thrilling... An unusually arresting piece of crime fiction"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A mind-twisting literary thriller...With nefarious characters, a Machiavellian plot and a denouement monologue to wow even Hercule Poirot, The Poe Shadow will keep you guessing"

    Daniel Steffans, Time Out