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Poe's Children

Connections between Tales of Terror and Detection

Tony Magistrale and Sidney Poger

This study traces Edgar Allan Poe’s contribution to the Gothic tradition and his invention of the detective tale. It explores the connections between these genres in British and American writers influenced by Poe, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Harris, and Stephen King. This book also examines women writers strongly influenced by Poe, such as Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, and Sue Grafton. The last chapter of the volume considers films – in particular, the Roger Corman Poe series , Chinatown, Seven, and Blade Runner – that connect the horror and detective genres.