Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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This chilling masterpiece by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1841, has been recognized as the world's first modern detective story(!) C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who tries to solve the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human... As the first fictional detective, Poe's Dupin displays many traits which became literary conventions in subsequent fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.
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