RARA-AVIS: 165 years ago today

From: Victoria Two ( msvictoriatwo@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Apr 2006

    American Public Media Subject: The Writer's Almanac for Thursday, April 20, 2006

In 1841, on this day, the first detective story was published. In his story The Murders in the Rue Morgue," published in Graham's Magazine, Edgar Allen Poe created mystery's first fictional detective, Auguste C. Dupin. The story introduced many of the elements of mysteries that are still popular today: the genius detective, the not-so-smart sidekick, the plodding policeman and the use of the red herring to lead readers off the track.


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