1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe’s story about a detective solving a series of Paris murders, was published on April 20, 1841. This makes it the first known detective story. Mr. Poe, we salute you! As you can imagine, we have a lot of Poe’s work in the Library collections. Visit our website, look him up in our catalog, and get a book of Poe’s stories set aside for you at your local library!
The above image is “Drawn by William Oberhardt from a daguerrotype in possession of Poe’s family” and from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe’s story about a detective solving a series of Paris murders, was published on April 20, 1841. This makes it the first known detective story. Mr. Poe, we salute you! As you can imagine, we have a lot of Poe’s work in the Library collections. Visit our website, look him up in our catalog, and get a book of Poe’s stories set aside for you at your local library!

    The above image is “Drawn by William Oberhardt from a daguerrotype in possession of Poe’s family” and from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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    My man, Edgar Allen M-Fing
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    (ssw15: Cool. I haven’t read Poe in awhile. Maybe he’ll be next in my list (which is, of course, ridiculously long and...
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