The Murders in the Rue Morgue
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More informationPoe's famous detective story which is credited with inspiring an entire genre. The first case of the celebrated private detective, Dupin.
When two women are found murdered in the most gruesome and mysterious circumstances in their apartment in the Rue Morgue, the Parisian police are baffled. Not only is one of the corpses stuffed feet first up a chimney in a room locked from the inside, but the other is hideously mutilated and lying in the yard outside. The voices of the two assailants were clearly heard by multiple witnesses, but no trace can be found of them. Once Dupin takes an interest in the case, however, his superb powers of observation and deduction lead him to a most remarkable and yet self-evident conclusion.