It’s the Great Cozy Pumpkin, Wicked Friends

Susannah/Sadie/Jane here, studiously avoiding the piles of New England leaves that await raking…

It’s October, Wicked Friends, and who doesn’t love this time of year? Costumes. Scary Movies. Candy. And of course, the Great Pumpkin.

EdgarLast January, on Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, Wickeds Barb Ross, Sherry Harris, and Edith Maxwell, and Accomplices Sheila Connolly and Yours Truly released a collection of short stories based on some of Poe’s work: Edgar Allan Cozy. We had such fun coming up with our own twists on the classics.

Now, of course the Wicked Cozy Authors have the Most Sincere Blog around. And because you’ve all been extra good (not wicked at all), the Great Cozy Pumpkin has a gift for you, but only for a few days.

From today through October 31, just like trick-or-treat candy, Edgar Allan Cozy is free. So please, download your copy from Amazon, tell all your friends, read and enjoy. And if you’re inclined to leave a review, we’d appreciate it.

Let us know what you think, and thanks for reading!

Readers: What’s your favorite Poe story or poem? How old were you when you first read him?


31 Thoughts

  1. I had so much fun writing my take on The Telltale Heart – a story that’s been haunting me since I first read it at age ten (what WAS my mother thinking to set me loose on Poe?). And I love all the other stories – and poems, let us not neglect to mention – in the collection. What’s next, Arthur Conan Cozy?

  2. I have no idea when I first read Poe! I do know that when we were deciding which stories to use a poem just popped out of me as I reread Annabel Lee.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What a wonderful treat! I’ll come to your house for T&T anytime. I vote for the Cask of Amontillado and The House of Usher. I was first introduced to Poe in the 8th grade when a teacher played an audio version of Cask on 33rpm records. (Yes, I’m old.) I can still hear the reader saying “For God’s sake, Montresor….”

  4. Thank you! I can’t wait to get home to download the book! My favorite Poe story is the Tell Tale Heart. Love it.

    1. Oh, how auspicious is that, to be born on Halloween Eve and in Salem, no less! There’s a Cask of Amontillado story in Edgar Allan Cozy. And Happy Early Birthday!

  5. Pit and the Pendulum. I was in second grade. It scared the heart out of me, but it wasn’t as scary as Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. My brother had read that aloud to me as a bedtime story. and then at Halloween, we had to read Poe’s Pit and the Pendulum in class. Is it any wonder I went grey young?

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