Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On This Day In History in 1841: Edgar Allan Poe Publishes First Detective Story, 'The Murder In The Rue Morgue'


As History.com notes, on this day in 1841 Edgar Allan Poe published the first detective story.

Edgar Allan Poe's The Murder in the Rue Morgue first appeared in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-detective-story-is-published?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-0420-04202016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=40073209&kx_EmailCampaignID=4148&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-0420-04202016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa


You can also read my Crime Beat column on In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Edgar Allan Poe Tales and Essays From Today's Leading Crime Writers via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2009/04/my-first-on-crime-thrillers-column-for.html

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