Supernatural: Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido is the first novel tie-in for Supernatural. It takes place between the second season episodes "Crossroad Blues" and "Croatoan." It was published July 31, 2007 by HarperEntertainment and is 336 pages in length.
Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an '80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that's bizarre even by New York City standards, it's the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe's horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don't rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore.
- Historian's Note - This novel takes place between the second-season Supernatural episodes "Crossroad Blues" and "Croatoan."
- The author gives a mention of SuperWiki in his acknowledgments as an online resource for his work.
- While talking with Dean, Sam admits that John actually did assist in his application to Stanford by filling in relevant paperwork for Sam's scholarship, although Sam later admits that he had John declared legally missing after his first year to allow him to deal with the paperwork himself.
- In the book, the Winchesters hunt a Banshee which is depicted as a type of ghost unlike the kind seen in 11.11 Into the Mystic. The ghost is not put to rest although her murder is solved as the Winchesters need to turn her body over to the police in order to ensure that she gets justice. At the end of the novel, her ghost is shown to still be hanging around, although she has no hostile intentions and simply doesn't know how to move on. In Supernatural: Bone Key, it's mentioned that she has not caused any trouble since.
- The main bad guy is a deranged human serial killer rather than a monster.
- Victor Henriksen makes a brief cameo at the end searching for the Winchesters.
- Notes in the Margin: Supernatural Novel "Nevermore" - Book Review by Nightsky for The Winchester Family Business, March 2, 2021.
- Supernatural Book Review: Nevermore by Sablegreen for The Winchester Family Business, June 16, 2010.