Didn't get 3 stars because it had factual errors (the boys eyes are green for one) that bugged the heck out of me. But the plot was interesting (Poe and the haunted musician's house). Dean's nightmare scene was well done, so was Dean's complete love at first sight with Manfred's music collection. The author came up with 3 good female minor characters (unlike the show who has problems with that). Overall not as good as the second novel where both brothers were in characters but not as bad as I was expecting it to be.