Edgar Allan Poe: P.I. of the Macabre?

Everyone suddenly wants to get into the Edgar Allan Poe business. Besides that movie with John Cusack waiting in the wings, ABC has ordered a similar sounding new drama/crime pilot from “Alias” writer Chris Hollier and producer Dan Lin titled simply, “Poe”.

The plot? The famous author moonlights as a detective employing unusual methods to solve crimes in 1840s Boston.

No word on how the raven fights into things.