8 thoughts on “In The Spotlight: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    1. Glad you liked it, KBR! And about spoilers? Oddly enough, when I was searching for an image of the cover, I saw one from one edition that had a major spoiler right there in obvious sight. I thought that was so strange!

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  1. Great choice for a spotlight! I find Poe’s ventures into detection interesting rather than entertaining – I prefer his horror. But you can really see his influence, especially on Conan Doyle and through him to so many others. It’s interesting to speculate how the genre would have developed if Poe hadn’t written this – if there would even have been a genre at all!


    1. Now, that is an interesting question, FictionFan! One wonders what might have happened without Auguste Dupin. The genre mostly likely would be very, very different, if, as you say, it existed at all. For that alone we crime fiction readers owe a lot to Poe. I have to admit, though, his horror stories are excellent, and done with a very deft hand, in my opinion. Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. I’ve heard of this one Margot and Poe of course. Probably not going to seek it out though. Your thoughts have done enough to scratch that particular itch.


    1. Poe’s not for everyone, Col, and neither is this story. But it’s been a real source of inspiration for the crime genre for a long time. Funny how some stories and novels have that sort of impact.


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