The Murders in the Rue Morgue


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with these three mesmerising stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin: ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’ and ‘The Purloined Letter’. Years later Dorothy Sayers would describe these tales as ‘almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice’. Indeed, Poe’s short my….Read More

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