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The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales - Edgar Allan Poe, Matthew Pearl

I needed something for classic horror, and decided to, finally, read The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe. I think I've considered this short story every single year since Halloween Bingo began, and just never got around to it.

 

It's a piece of classic horror/mystery. It's a locked room mystery. Dupin is a harbinger of Sherlock Holmes, with his ratiocination abilities and his intensity. The narrator is Watsonesque.

 

I think that the story itself is only around 50 pages long. I must have picked up some atmospheric knowledge about the solution, because I knew what was happening as the story went along. I really enjoyed it - and will no doubt read the remaining stories featuring Dupin, The Mystery of the Marie Roget & The Purloined Letter, in some future game of Halloween bingo!