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Articles on Detective Fiction Short Stories, Including: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Purloined Letter, the Simple Art of Murder, the Mystery of Marie Roget, Pother Kanta, Seemanto-Heera, Killer in the Rain, Amriter Mrityu

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Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 29th 2011 by Hephaestus Books
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Alicia
Apr 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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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 so ...more
Marsali Taylor
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read only two of these short stories, the two Poe stories, and the world's first obvious detective stories. The Murders in the Rue Morgue shows off the kind of reasoning that would lead to Sherlock Holmes (and is copied by ACD in one of the stories) - The Murder of Marie Roget is less well known, based on a real crime in New York. I enjoyed re-reading them both, bur wasn't tempted to go on to the other stories - I began 'The Black Cat' with my own black cat purring in my lap, got to his taking ...more
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