A Most Malicious Murder

· Belaurient Press
3 reviews

About this ebook

Not all monsters are fictional.

What if Edgar Allan Poe hadn't died in 1849? In this lushly detailed Gothic mystery the year is 1851 and the Master of the Macabre is the toast of England with his now-popular lecture series. But Poe's bad luck returns during a stop in Oxford, leaving him implicated in the murder of a chambermaid.

Desperate, Poe recruits shy young undergraduate Charles Dodgson (soon to be known as Lewis Carroll) to act as Watson to his Holmes. This unlikely pair of detectives must now track down a ruthless killer before Poe hangs for a crime he didn't commit ... or the killer strikes again.

3 reviews
Heather W
October 3, 2021
A Most Malicious Murder is an entertaining look at an alternative life for Edgar Allan Poe. This story has murder, mystery, intrigue, and another interesting character in Charles Dodgson, later known as Lewis Carroll). This is the first book I have read by this author and I would love to read more. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Janet cox
September 11, 2021
A what if book. I fell in love with it. I don't know that much about authors like Poe and Carroll. So the story was surprising that Carroll is a pen name for Charles Dodgson. (Who knew?) I was surprised about that. The story was excellent, I thought. It was exciting and so believable. I got goosebumps all over. Some of the corpses was scary and horrifying. I received a complimentary review copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author

Melanie Fletcher is an expatriate Chicagoan who currently lives in North Dallas with her husband the Bodacious Brit™ and their five fabulous furbags JJ, Jessica, Jeremy, Jemma, and Jasmine, known collectively as the J Crew.

When not herding five cats and an engineer, she turns into SF Writer Girl and has the SFWA membership card to prove it. She has been writing professionally since 1995.

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