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The Paris Mysteries

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Three macabre and confounding mysteries for the first and greatest of detectives, Auguste Dupin

An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail - three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city’s police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin i
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 192 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by Pushkin Vertigo
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Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Three of Edgar Allan Poe's chilling mysteries are being republished here, I read all three some time ago but it was fascinating to reacquaint myself with them now, Poe is often credited with beginning the detective genre, inspiring the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle with his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. It will not take long to read these relatively short stories, it provides a wonderful opportunity for those who have never read them to become aware of these classic tales. The three Paris mys ...more
Richard Derus
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
There's absolutely no point in going over the plots of these three stories. You have a computer, or you wouldn't be reading this review. Google the plots if you're in any doubt about what these three tales have in store for you.

I'll tell you, instead of a book report, that I downloaded the Digital Review Copy of this book wondering what would make the edition "Deluxe." There's nothing like a critical essay included here; the DRC isn't really that exciting typographically speaking; the footnotes
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Monsieur Chevalier Auguste Dupin. A character created by Edgar Allan Poe....the fictional amateur detective that started an entire genre and inspired authors like Arthur Conan Doyle to create other fictional detectives. Dupin is a complex, amazingly intelligent and observant man. It's a shame that Poe did not pen more stories about him!

This book contains three stories: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The mystery of Marie Roget, and The Purloined Letter. I love Poe's writing, so I have read these
This was a quick read. I liked the selection of short stories the book offered, it was an excellent glimpse into the beginnings of the detective story genre. Poe is famous for how well he captured dark atmospheres in his writing, and it was evident in these stories too. I really enjoyed it. This book is great for anyone who's interested in exploring more of Poe's writing.

*Copy received through Edelweiss
*Rating: 4/5 stars
Nen & Jen
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Paris Mysteries was an intriguing, macabre set of stories that reminded me why I fell in love with reading Poe. Short, yet no less impactful the Deluxe Edition offers something for all that enjoy a dark atmosphere in their tales. The stories flow well from one to the next and the intricate complexities involved in each case are enough to spark an interest and maintain it from beginning to end. This is the perfect book for any who love Poe's writing and would like to explore it more. ...more
Mandy Dimins
Feb 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, mystery
I was randomly seized by a desire to read Auguste Dupin, of whom I have heard a lot and whose stories are so famous, but I had no memory of whether I had ever read them before.

These 3 short stories were written in the first half of the 19th century - so basically some decades before Sherlock Holmes was even a thing (Doyle wrote him in the latter half of the century). Personally, I am much more familiar with the Holmes canon than the Dupin stories, so I inevitably made a lot of comparisons while
May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
The voice in these stories is flawless and as I was reading, it struck me that Poe had discovered the winning formula of brilliant detective capable of decoding the most minute details, accompanied by sidekick friend through whose perspective the stories are told. Dupin, then, was the original Sherlock Holmes. Where Poe fell short, I think, was in his devolution into long, dry tangents on mathematics or physics or logic or whatever in explaining the shortcomings of those who didn't solve the mys ...more
I love the atmospheric feel that an Edgar Allen Poe story brings to any mystery. This is an intriguing collection of three of Poe’s finest. I love this edition. I first read Poe in elementary school and have loved his writing ever since. This is a wonderful way to reread some of his best.
Highly recommended.
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Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Paris Mysteries, Deluxe Edition, from is three of Edgar Allen Poe’s detective stories: “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Mystery of Marie Roget” and “The Purloined Letter”. We follow Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and the narrator through all 3 tales. M. Dupin has a crafty mind for details and clarifies evidence the rest of the characters cannot put together. Poe has such a way of telling a mystery that I don’t mind and do not notice that we never learn the narrator’s name. I am so glad these ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I have mixed opinions about this collection of short stories.
There are three stories altogether: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter. If I have to pick a favourite, I would say The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The story was interesting and the 'murderer' was someone (or should I say something?) whom you would never think of.
The Mystery of Marie Roget started on an interesting note. But as the story proceeded, mathematical concepts and whatnots seeme
Corrie DeWolfe (Corrie's Book Nook)
I have no doubt that Poe is brilliant. Unfortunately, Poe is just not for me.
Priya Bhowal
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have heard a lot about Edgar Allan Poe. He is said to be the first of his kind. He gave birth to detective mysteries in the world of literature. His character Dupin is the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, Byomkesh Bakshi, and my favourite Feluda.

So I was excited to read it. That made me request for the ARC from NetGalley and I was so happy when my request was approved.

But my happiness was short lived. It lasted till I reached the second story of the book The Mystery of Marie Roget.

The entire s
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The ultimate gift for Edgar Allan Poe's fans, The Paris Mysteries is the collection of the the writer's three stories starring the infamous detective Sir Auguste Dupin.

Highly intelligent, extremely perceptive and incredibly knowledgeable, Sir Auguste Dupin roams the streets of Paris along with his trusted friend. Together they solve one dark mystery after the other - all while exuding witticism a
KayDee | Bookish_Leviosa
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Edgar Allan Poe has been credited as being the father of the detective genre creating the amazing character of Monsieur Chevalier Auguste Dupin which inspired bored doctors like Arthur Conan Doyle to give birth to Sherlock Holmes. I really love Poe’s writing style and it was an absolute treat to have Dupin’s investigations in a one pretty little book. The stories are short and yet quite impactful. The pace of the stories might not be suitable to all palates because it does tend to get quite intr ...more
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first-ever detective stories written and the very first time I am reading something from the author (had always wanted to). Enjoyed the unique writing style of Edgar Allan Poe...these tales of macabre and mystery are literary masterpieces. This book is a collector's piece. ...more
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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It is the first time I read Edgar Allan Poe. And if he is the first person to write detective stories, then I am amazed that the same template has been followed by Sherlock Holmes and Poirot and even some of our Indian detectives like Byomkesh Bakshi. There are three stories in this book. I liked the first The Murder at Rue Morgue and the last one. The English does sound a bit dated, but there are sufficient notes in to understand the full context. It was a quick read and I could finish it in a ...more
RJ McGill
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can be said about Poe's writing that hasn't been said already? He is the original, the first, the master of mysteries and suspense. The first Poe story I ever read was The Tell Tale Heart. . .I was hooked! I love the twisted, dark minds of his characters and how he doesn't fluff and stuff. . .meaning he doesn't ramble on and on with descriptions, as so many of today's writers seem to do.

If you've never read Edgar Allen Poe, this book is a wonderful introduction to the master storyteller. I
Melinda Worfolk
Thank you to the publisher, Pushkin Vertigo, for an advance review copy of this book (via Edelweiss+) in exchange for an honest review. A version of this review is also on my blog and on the Edelweiss+ site.

This is a beautifully designed edition of three mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Murder of Marie Roget," and "The Purloined Letter." The typeface and layout make for a luxurious and period-appropriate reading experience. It's interesting to see the origin of
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book. I have not read much Poe so I was very excited to dive in. I liked each individual story and I think that was the best way to dive into Poe and learn about his style of writing.
Juli Rahel
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve known of Edgar Allan Poe for years, even before I had ever read any of his tales. His presence looms over the Gothic genre and not many are able to reach the same level of beauty and darkness. I had read once that Poe was the originator of the detective genre but had never thought to read these stories for myself until Pushkin Press’ new edition came across my computer. Thanks to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In The Pa
Ross Thompson
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
"Show, don't tell" is the mantra of many authors. It means give the reader the information so they can decipher the plot at their own pace, with various tidbits of information scattered throughout a book. It doesn't mean long rambling sections of exposition.
This phrase was clearly coined after Poe's demise, as he doesn't seem to have ever heard it.
Yes, he is undoubtedly the first and most important writer of detective/crime fiction. This by no means suggests it is any good.
The three stories are
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
And so we come to three early detective stories, as written by Edgar Allan Poe. The first is by far the most famous, and I knew the reveal of this locked-room mystery without knowing anything else about it. Nobody writing around this subject would bother to reveal anything about the second of these three works, though, for it's a clunker – Dupin is allowed to yack on and on (and on) about what the papers say about the case, rather than come up with any deductive surprises, and the whole thing is ...more
Gayathiri Rajendran
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a beautiful collector's edition of Edgar Allan Poe's detective stories. Three stories are featured in this book. The book jacket and the end papers are gorgeous. The font is pleasant to the eye and makes for a good reading experience. Poe's Auguste Dupin is the world's earliest detective and he serves as an inspiration for Sherlock Holmes in the later years.

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Murder of Marie Roget," and "The Purloined Letter." are the three mysteries in this book. In m
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Edgar Allan Poe's writing is unique, I absolutely think he was ahead of his time. His novel composition style is very dark and detailed. I've enjoyed all his stories that I've read in the past, therefore when I saw a new deluxe publication of his works - I wanted to give it a try.

"The Paris Mysteries" edition includes three stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" and "The Purloined Letter". All three cases are investigated by dazzling Chevalier Auguste Dupin. Some
The first three stories featuring the detective C. Auguste Dupin.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Dupin becomes interested in the unexplained (by the police) death of a Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter, Camille, in the Rue Morgue. Not just unexplained but brutal deaths.
It took a while to get into the writing style but an interesting mystery nevertheless.
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
A story that is based on a real crime but this is the story of Marie Roget. Dupin investigates the case by reading and a
Ekta Vashishth
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Short book which contains all the three mysteries written by Edgar Allan Poe. He was one of the first author to bring detectives to page, inspiring the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle.

These short stories are based in Paris and features Auguste Dupin. He’s the first of those inthralling detectives we love so much (Sherlock Holmes, Poirot).

I am glad to have read this book. Trust me it wasn’t easy understanding Dupin’s explanations and sometimes I would even think, c’mon reach to the point already(th
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
The Paris Mysteries
Edgar Allan Poe

Here are three classic Auguste Dupin stories weaved in by Edgar Allan Poe himself who has inspired many authors in the detective story writing genre.

There are three stories altogether: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter.

This book will interest people who enjoy the journey of a book more than the climax/mystery resolution. The why’s and why nots are covered really well.. One of the stories - The Mystery of Marie R
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I was interested in reviewing this as I am interested in Poe's work, having read some of it for college and in my spare time and had not read this particular work from him.

Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy it as much as I did his other stories. and creative works. I felt myself disconnecting from reading it and struggled to remember what actually happened pages before even
marita lazarus
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher Pushkin for this book.

Edgar Allan Poe was the reason I got into reading mysteries. Yes I can say I read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys - which I did and I graduated to Agatha Christie - another fave, that I did as well, but it wasn't until Jr High when I read Edgar Allan Poe - the Raven that I fell in love with true grit mysteries. I loved reading his books, therefore my 5 stars are probably biased. This is a quick read, short stories just macabre enough to m
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of ...more

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