Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe, a prolific writer of the early to mid-nineteenth century, penned the first modern detective story. He was a master of the short story and delighter in the macabre and the bizarre. His most famous work is the poem, "The Raven," but quite a few other works have become classics as well. To find out all about Poe, this is a good site to visit.
House of Usher: A web site containing writings and miscellaneous info about Poe.