The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

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by Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a short story published by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841.

Two women, mother and daughter, are murdered in Paris. Since the police cannot find out anything about the case, an amateur detective named Dupin decides to investigate the case on his own and clarify the facts.

Dupin is rational and analytical. Many other modern researchers from other literary works are based on his figure. After a meticulous analysis and using analytical thinking, he manages to discover what the police did not find out and connect the unconnected ends of the murder. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human...

It has been the forerunner of police novels, since it combines all the characteristics and elements of a detective story.

Fiction   Mystery

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About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and poet, best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

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In investigations such as we are now pursuing, it should not be so much asked ‘what has occurred,’ as ‘what has occurred that has never occurred before.’


I seemed to be upon the verge of comprehension, without the power to comprehend as men, at time, find themselves upon the brink of rememberance, without being able, in the end, to remember.


Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries.


Even for those to whom life and death are equal jests. There are some things that are still held in respect


I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.

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