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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241252321
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $4.99

A Modern Detective

Little Black Classics




In these two stories gentleman sleuth C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue.

He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural.

  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241252321
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $4.99

About the author

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA, in 1809. Poe, short story writer, editor and critic, he is best known for his macabre tales and as the progenitor of the detective story. He died in 1849, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of forty.

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