On Night's Shore

On Night's Shore[PDF / Epub] ✅ On Night's Shore By Randall Silvis – Tbjewellers.co.uk The year is 1840 and New York City is captivated by the mysterious murder of a beautiful shopgirl The discovery of the body of Mary Rogers in the Hudson River prompts a young journalist Edgar Allan Po The year is and New York City is captivated by the mysterious murder of a beautiful shopgirl The discovery of the body of Mary Rogers in the Hudson River prompts a young journalist Edgar Allan Poe to search for the truth behind an apparently motiveless crime Joining him in his investigation is Augie Dubbins an orphaned street urchin who becomes Poe's most trusted ally Using On Night's PDF \ intuition and rational thinking Poe and Augie recreate the last days of the victim's secret life Narrated by the precocious Augie the story swings wildly from the hidden depths of the Five Points slums to the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue society As Poe and his sidekick gather information a sadistic killer threatens to destroy everything they've worked for The clock is ticking and Poe must solve the mystery or become a victim himself.

Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of over a dozen novels one storycollection and one book of narrative nonfiction Also a prize winning playwright aproduced screenwriter and a prolific essayist he has been published and produced invirtually every field and genre of creative writing His numerous essays articles poems and short stories have appeared in the Discovery Chan.

On Night's Shore PDF/EPUB Î On Night's  PDF \
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • On Night's Shore
  • Randall Silvis
  • English
  • 19 February 2015
  • 9780312982102

10 thoughts on “On Night's Shore

  1. says:

    Beautifully written with a delicious sense of place On Night's Shore is a fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe's investigation of the murder of Mary Rogers This real life murder was the inspiration for Poe's second mystery featuring C Auguste Dupin The Mystery of Marie Rogêt and I'd recommend reading both that story and a book about its inspiration and conception The Beautiful Cigar Girl Mary Rogers Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder first in order to get the most out of this novelI expected to enjoy the sense of mysterydetection Randall Silvis provides and I did but I was especially taken with the sensitive and subtle characterization Silvis provides Poe his terminally ill wife Virginia and his auntmother in law or Muddy The point of view character Augie Dubbins a street urchin who becomes Poe's assistant and sometimes caretaker is also a remarkably compelling character in his own right and his poignant glimpses into the Poe family's dynamic comprise some of the most moving aspects of the book There is a second novel in this duology Disuiet Heart and I definitely plan to read it

  2. says:

    On Night’s Shore by Randall Silvis is a fictional account of real eventsMuch like Edgar Allen Poe Randall Silvis has a way with words Whether this is a good or bad thing is completely up to the reader The writing felt like Silvis had sat down with a dictionary picking as many large words as possible It was than a little disconcerting especially when one considers that the narrator is a street urchinOnce one has become comfortable with Mr Silvis’ writing style then it is easy to enjoy the story itself It is easy to become drawn into the narrative and to follow along as Poe gathers information And much like the detective C Auguste Dupin Poe’s genius is evident as he pieces the clues togetherThis is the first book I have read by Randall Silvis As a fan of Edgar Allen Poe finding a novel with the famed author as the main character was a treat I enjoy a good murder mystery and was hoping to enjoy this particular storyIt pleases me to say that I enjoyed reading On Night’s Shore very much And it is one that I would recommend to my readers

  3. says:

    This was a very well written mystery set in the 1840's with Edgar Allan Poe as a main character I liked it enough that I ordered the next in the series right away Not for anyone that has trouble figuring out what an unusual word means by the context I have never seen so many words in one book that I had never seen before LOL

  4. says:

    Randall Silvis is a most talented and original authorThis novel was a delightful surprise to me I was not surprised at loving the story as I have loved ALL books by Randall Silvis I was surprised at how completely I was transported to another time by a storyteller who truly seemed to be FROM that time It felt like reading from a contemporary of Poe or Dickens or Louisa May Alcott In all Silvis' books the content reads and feels like literature Never so than in this novel where he takes on the challenge of inserting an actual literary figure Poe as a main character in the story The story is beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed by me I feel the urge now which I will follow through on to read a biography on Poe I love Poe's works but never explored further on the author himself My curiosity is now piued He is a character who draws the reader to him We find him to be likeably sympathetic galant principled protective admirable pained and wonderfully flawed Knowing that Silvis would have studied the author and man in depth I am hopeful that Poe humself comes close to the one portrayed by the author in this tale There is a good mystery to be solved in the story with Poe himself being perhaps the mystery that draws the reader even strongly Love love love the charactersall so real diaglogue all so realistic The narration of the story through the ten year old boy of the story but told by him when he is an old man is perfection Randall Silvis NEVER disappoints I love than he always explores different types of stories trying new things on that his readers haven't seen before The strong commonality among his stories is excellence

  5. says:

    I don’t think I’m going to finish this book It’s written in a way that’s about half Dickens half Poe and I’m not a big fan of either one Poe is alright but only when he’s doing horror and this book is just a fictional 1800s murder mystery And not a particularly good one you just have to follow people here and there learning things either as they learn them or after with it explained or over explained giving the reader very little free rein to think about whodunit yourself And maybe it seems like someone did it but then it turns out they obviously didn’t because of something someone’s been keeping under their hat rather than something the reader could pick up on and be in suspense about

  6. says:

    I loved that the author used EA Poe has the hero of this story It certainly inspired me to re read my Poe The who done it was great but I kept wishing that there weren't uite so many well placed references that would supposedly be the impetus for the further writings of PoeThis is a series and I didn't rush out to get the 2nd; however it could be a future pick just to see how the author's story telling grows

  7. says:

    I am a fan of Edgar Allan Poe and was a little hesitant to read this book simply because everyone has their own take on the famous author Randall Silvis does a beautiful job of giving voice to Poe and does a beautiful job of representing his intelligence and darkness I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the follow up bookIf you are fan of Poe and enjoy reading period storiesthis book is for you

  8. says:

    Edgar Allan Poe as a fictional character? OK I enjoyed the setting of New York City in the 1800's I loved his street urchin protégée The two work together to solve a murder The story was interesting and beautifully written If you pay attention you will find inspirations for Poe's literary works I just learned there is a second book in the series Yes please

  9. says:

    Definitely for the Poe lovers or literary types Enjoyed Edgar Allen Poe as a detective Found his reaction to drink interesting Well written and uite descriptive but at least 13rd of the description could be cut without hurting the story or the writing I am looking forward to the next book in the series and watching the narrator mature

  10. says:

    I loved the idea of using Edgar Allan Poe as a character and I believe the author portrayed him well in this story I would recommend this for the Poe fans out there

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