The detective story is born

I have been reminde that on this day  in 1841 was published what some have called the first modern detective story . A short story entitled, “The murders in the Rue Morgue,”  by Edgar Allan Poe, the literary critc and poet, appeared in Graham’s magazine in which the author tested the detective power of his readers. The aim was for them to establish the identity of the villain before the reveal. Thus was established a new genre which continues to increase in popularity, providing readers and writers with many now well known and favourite characters who have become household names through the printed page and more latterly via television and film.

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