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The Purloined Letter

“He had called to consult us, or rather to ask the opinion of my friend, about some official business which had occasioned a great deal of trouble.” The shortest of the Dupin tales, The Purloined Letter is perhaps the most ingenious. The Prefect of the Parisian police pays a visit to Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin… Read More ›

Mystery of Marie Roget

“The extraordinary details which I am now called upon to make public, will be found to form, as regards sequence of time, the primary branch of a series of scarcely intelligible coincidences, whose secondary or concluding branch will be recognized by all readers in the late murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers, at New York.” In… Read More ›

Murders in the Rue Morgue

“The mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis.” Thus begins “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, which first appeared in Graham’s Magazine in 1841 and is widely considered the first true detective story.  Although its solution might appear fantastical, Poe’s first Dupin tale lays out the foundation… Read More ›

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