Name of the story where a hand comes to life of its own accord and tries to kill the human attached to it?
A friend of mine read this story years ago in high school, and I remember reading a little bit of the tale and then hearing about it later on. But neither of us can remember the name of the story, or the author! Also, I can't seem to find anything that fits the description online. If I recall, a policeman begins to experience strange things happening to him one day, and can't figure out what's going on. Eventually, he discovers (I believe he woke up to the discovery) that his hand was coming to life of its own free will and attempting to kill him, as well as others. Eventually, the hand influences another body part (I think it was the nose), and then that body part extricates itself, and begins to commit evil deeds as well. That's all I remember. Does anyone happen to know what the name of this story was, or who the author was (I thought it was Poe, but I can never seem to find anything on the subject). Thanks, you guys!