E.A. Allen http://wkms.org en Good Read: 'When Beggars Die,' an Uncommon Mystery http://wkms.org/post/good-read-when-beggars-die-uncommon-mystery-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Michael Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Murray State University, brings us his latest 'Uncommon Mystery,'&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">When Beggars Die</em>&nbsp;by E.A. Allen.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">E. A. Allen, When Beggars Die (2013) ISBN: 978-1-60653-066-5</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When I met Ed Allen—that’s a great moniker, by the way, for one writing in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe—he was finishing a Ph.D. in history at Tulane and I was teaching at the University of New Orleans. He went on to a career that included a post as Senior CIA Analyst for European Security Affairs. I can’t think of a better background for someone writing a historical thriller about the precarious balance of power in Europe at the dawn of the twentieth century. That’s the period when the action of When Beggars Die takes place, just after the turn of the century, when the English King Edward VII is in Paris to negotiate a treaty.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:47:31 +0000 Kate Lochte & Michael Cohen 31882 at http://wkms.org Good Read: 'When Beggars Die,' an Uncommon Mystery