When Poe Invented the Detective Story, he Changed the Literary World Forever

Even though literature had, for centuries, brimmed with clever problem-solvers, from tricksters to reformed thieves to wise men to police prefects, Edgar Allan Poe’s detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” still awed the literary world when it appeared in 1841. A gruesome double-murder has taken place in a home along the Rue Morgue … Continue reading When Poe Invented the Detective Story, he Changed the Literary World Forever