Alicia's Reviews > Detective Fiction Short Stories, including: The Murders In The Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter, The Simple Art Of Murder, The Mystery Of Marie Rog t, Pother Kanta, Seemanto-heera, Killer In The Rain, Amriter Mrityu, Thou Art The Man

Detective Fiction Short Stories, including by Hephaestus Books
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Apr 08, 2012

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I only read The Murders in the Rue Morgue - by Edgar Allen Poe. I read it as part of Soho Press's read along since I'm not versed on crime novels at all. This felt almost exactly like a Sherlock Holmes story, except it was written well before Sherlock. It had the same quirky amateur detective with the nerdy side kick who can solve any crime through deduction before the incapable police. The only part that was extremely hard to get through was the opening philosophical rant. I really liked the somewhat twist ending of who the murderer was. Being it's Poe i was expecting something strange and he didn't disappoint me. I actually liked this story better than a Study in Scarlet, which is the next book on Soho's list (and I had only read that because of the great BBC series Sherlock). This is a great fast read.

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