The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Short Story Review

Some of the classic covers are much cooler but give away the murderer.

Published Date: April 1, 1841

Pages: 38

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I dived hard into Edgar Allen Poe as a teenager and with my recent foray into classic horror, it was time for a re-read.

This isn’t one of his dark romantic tales, but a story of murder and intrigue. The main character is smarter than all of the police and solves the case of a double homicide that is at a stalemate. The culprit is quite unexpected.

The first couple pages were hard to get through as there is a chess analogy that doesn’t really add a whole lot to the tale in my opinion. But, if you get past that point it’s an enjoyable little detective story. (Apparently, one of the first detective stories according to the Goodreads synopsis.)

7 thoughts on “The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Short Story Review

  1. Esgar Allen Poe is a favorite of mine and I recently just bought a EAP complete works collection for my Kindle. I just haven’t had time to get to it. 😦

    1. *Edgar

      Although I would probably read something from someone going by the moniker of Esgar Allen Poe too. I’d probably also buy their complete works if they were at a discount on the Kindle store.

  2. I still remember sitting outside the mall with you when we were little teenagers while you read us some of his poems as we sat in the grass waiting for my mom to pick us up. 🙂

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