The Complete Dupin

Edgar Allan Poe

The first detective who started it all.

“But it is in matters beyond the limits of mere rule that the skill of the analyst is evinced. He makes in silence a host of observations and inferences....” 

‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe is as the first true detective story in genre terms. The French detective Auguste Dupin, an amateur sleuth took the world by storm. Dupin thought like the criminal and used methods of deduction to reconstruct the crime and solve it. 

This volume collects all the Dupin stories (alas there are too few) for crime fiction buffs in one volume. Also included are 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' and the legendary 'The Purloined Letter.' 

"Each [of Poe's detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed... Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” – Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 128
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311120
  • Price : INR 175

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic who is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States, and of American literature. He was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction.

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