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The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Short Story Review

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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.)