The American Boy

by Andrew Taylor

Thursday, September 30, 2004

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Fabulous trip back to 1819 in the company of Thomas Shield. He’s one of Edgar Allen Poe’s schoolmasters and gets involved in the affairs of the Frant family - Charles Frant is the young Edgar Allen’s best friend in the book. Murder and intruige of course but it’s an unconventional detective story. At times I got a bit wound up with the slow pace the narrator was happy to go along at but on the whole the detail in the story made it well worth reading.