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Murder, mischief and madness –

The great biography of an American horror master
returns to print



The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe


“As absorbing and compelling as a good detective story.” – Washington Post


Sutherland House Classics is proud to bring back to print Julian Symons’ The Tell-Tale Heart, an acclaimed and best-selling biography of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most influential authors in the English language.


A highly-regarded mystery and crime writer in his own right, Symons is in a unique position to understand Poe’s work and to sharply, thoroughly reveal the secrets of his life. He paints Poe as his contemporaries saw him: a man whose life was filled with tragedy and who struggled to make a living through his writing, only to emerge as a definitive voice in murder-and-madness fiction and the inventor of the detective story.


More relevant than ever in our horror-obsessed times, The Tell-Tale Heart is the second volume in the Sutherland Classics series, which seeks to rediscover and reprint classic works of narrative non-fiction.


With a new afterword by Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World.




One of Britain’s most acclaimed crime writers, JULIAN SYMONS was the author of award-winning novels, as well as Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel, a celebrated study of mystery storytelling. He was a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, and received the prestigious Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association. Symons died in 1994.

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