Winner of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror
IT’S HALLOWEEN, AND LIFE IS GRIM for twenty-three-year-old Dimitri Petrov. It’s the one-year anniversary of his parents’ deaths, he’s stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel, and he makes his living writing obituaries. But things turn from bleak to terrifying when Dimitri gets a last-minute assignment to cover a séance at the reputedly haunted Aspinwall Mansion.
There, Dimitri meets Lisa, a punk-rock drummer he falls hard for. But just as he’s about to ask her out, he unwittingly unleashes malevolent forces, throwing him into a deadly mystery. When Dimitri wakes up, he is in the morgue—icy cold and haunted by a cryptic warning given by a tantalizing female spirit. As town residents begin to turn up gruesomely murdered, Dimitri must play detective in his own story and unravel the connections among his family, the Aspinwall Mansion, the female spirit, and the secrets held in a pair of crumbling antiquarian books. If he doesn’t, it’s quite possible Lisa will be the next victim.
“A delightful, bravura piece of gothic pop…fans of Neil Gaiman and the aforementioned Buffy will be immediately taken."
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Hitting the high notes of multiple genres, her talent is wicked raw and proudly untamed. This is Fenn’s first novel––I can’t wait to see what comes next."
STRANGELY, 90% OF PEOPLE WHO READ POE SEEM TO LIKE IT*
"A FUNNY, SPOOKY, UTTERLY CAPTIVATING READ."
Karen via Amazon
"TOTAL AWESOMENESS. Funny, gripping, a bit scary, and totally engrossing. "
Magpie via Amazon
"Fenn should be expecting a call from FOX about a tv deal." Lisa via Amazon
"Fast, funny, sarcastic, Poe is a page turner."
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"Horror fans have a new writer. Not sure if my soul is safe but that is another discussion for another time. Well done and please give me more." Peter via Amazon
* Goodreads says this, so it must be true.
J. Lincoln Fenn
Fenn began her horror career in the 7th grade when she entertained her friends at a sleepover by telling them the mysterious clanking noise (created by the baseboard heater) was in fact the ghost of a woman who had once lived in the farmhouse, forced to cannibalize her ten children during a particularly bad winter.
It was the last slumber party she was allowed to have.
The author grew up in New England, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English, and lives in Seattle with her family.
In 2013, POE won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror and became a #1 bestseller in both Fantasy and Horror on Amazon.