Monday, January 19, 2009
200th Anniversary of Poe's Birth
Each year Poe's birth is noted by a mysterious stranger who leaves roses and cognac on his grave site. The ritual, which has gone on since 1949, is observed by a small crowd each year, though no one actually tries to uncover the stranger's identity. The event remains wrapped in mystery for another year.
In Poe's honor, the Mystery Writers of America have named another annual round of Edgar Award nominees for Best Mystery. See the list of nominees here.