List of the best Edgar Allan Poe books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Poe is known for essentially creating the detective fiction genre and for his tales of mystery. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Edgar Allan Poe who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.These titles, like The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven include images when available. What are Edgar Allan Poe's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.