Friday, April 20, 2007

Happy Birthday "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"!

The Writer's Almanac from American Public Media: "Today is the anniversary of the birth of detective fiction. It was on this day in 1841 that Edgar Allan Poe (books by this author) published his short story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue.' It's the story of the brilliant amateur detective Auguste Dupin and how he solves the crime of two murders that turn out to have been committed by an orangutan. It was the first story to feature a detective solving a crime, and it would spark the entire genre of detective fiction, one of the most popular fiction genres in the history of English literature."

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