A Modern Detective

A Modern Detective In these two stories gentleman sleuth C Auguste Dupin the first fictional detective investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue

  • Title: A Modern Detective
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780241252321
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • In these two stories gentleman sleuth C Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue.

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    1. All the news that's fit to discuss at lengthA duo of Watson-Holmes-style novellas surrounding the mysterious murders of two young women, herein the parts of Watson and Holmes are played by the narrator and C. August Dupin, a Frenchman. Paris is our setting. Murdered women are discovered. The two main characters, not involved in law enforcement whatever, nevertheless get pulled into crime scene analysis.In reality, most of the pages involve Dupin decrypting the very innuendo heavy newspaper artic [...]

    2. One has to admire Poe's use of language and academic prose. However, when reading a set of events based upon fictional narrative, it is tedious to have every detail explained scrupulously. A Modern Detective is an exhausting and unrewarding read. But, props are given to Poe to creating a design of detection that has clearly inspired some of the great murder mysteries. All in all, Poe does a terribly, achingly, boring job of what is supposed to be a gripping genre.

    3. This is like the worst type of mystery where the solution is so random it's impossible to figure out until the 'brilliant' detective explains everything.

    4. An interesting couple of short stories from the Father of the Modern detective story. One can see where Doyle gets his inspiration from: a wise,doubtful and analytical mind who dominates the conversation and the elementary deductions, with a faithful, thoroughly impressed narrator-cum-sidekick.Poe writes with a classical bent on the narrative, with fluidity. A short and engaging read. The Penguin little black classics are really good, the binding and print is excellent. Can't wait to get my hand [...]

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