5 stars. Gordon McAlpine brings a very fitting conclusion to The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe in this third volume, The Pet and the Pendulum. Back in Baltimore, the twins face their greatest test as the horrors of an eerie mansion unfold. I found myself smiling most of the way through this book; Edgar and Allan approach their problems with brains, cleverness, a dry sense of humor, and a zest for adventure. Adults of a literary bent will particularly like the happenings in the Great Beyond, where Edgar Allan Poe continues to look out for his great-great-great-great-grandnephews in every way possible. I’m very sad to see the creepy fun of this series end, but it’s also a pleasure to have this series be so good across the board without wearing out its premise.