1978’s Poe Must Die is a standalone historical occult thriller by prolific author Marc Olden.
It’s 1848 and actor and sorcerer Jonathan is determined to uncover the location of Solomon’s Throne, which he believes to hold magical tomes of great import. These books would allow him to control Hell and rival God himself! Jonathan will commit crimes without number to succeed in his evil quest.
But the terminally ill American millionaire Justin Coltman is first past the post: he finds the crucial tomes. The actor follows Coltman back to America, hoping to recover the books.
A complication ensues, in the form of the brutal boxer Pierce James Figg.