Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Mystery Day!

c auguste dupin

Fun fact: Today, April 20th, is the 173rd anniversary of the publication of the first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe! Poe's detective, C. Auguste Dupin, inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

To celebrate the birth of the mystery novel, curl up with Poe's Dupin stories: The Murders in the Rue MorgueThe Mystery of Marie RogĂȘt, and The Purloined Letter.

You can also check out my review of the Dupin series, or find out more about the first mysteries.