The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe, by Gordon McAlpine, is a trilogy chronicling the madcap adventures of two twin brothers who just happen to be the great-great-great-great grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe.
Book 1: The Tell-Tale Start
Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?
Book 2: Once Upon a Midnight Eerie
The boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? And can the twins—with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, their ghostly forebear, and a pair of real ghosts—manage to outwit them?
Book 3: The Pet and The Pendulum
Telepathically conjoined twins, distant relatives of the eminent eponymous author, fall into the clutches of their mad-scientist nemesis one last time in this truly explosive series finale. Now, a series of tantalizing clues leads the lads to a remote estate outside Baltimore....a fiendishly clever trap.... A fitting conclusion to a series as suspenseful as it is less-than-earnest, in which mad science, quantum entanglement, encounters with ghosts, and sly twists on literary figures and memes all figure.
-- Kirkus Reviews
You can also check out the shiny new Poe Boys website where you'll find character introductions, secret information and more, including exclusive pictures you won't find in the books...