RARA-AVIS: locked room mystery

Joe Hoffman (ljhoffman@worldnet.att.net)
Sat, 1 May 1999 21:42:32 -0400 >>>Maybe this is a dumb question, but I'm not sure what a locked room
mystery is. <<<

A locked room mystery is one in which a crime -- a murder-- has been
committed in a locked room with no obvious way for the murderer to have
gotton in or out. Therefore, a semingly impossible crime.

Although I am sure I will probably garner more rotton eggs for elaborating,
(maybe not), Edgar Allen Poes "Murder in the Rue Morgue", was the first
impossible-crime locked room detective story.

Anita Hoffman

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