The Murders in the Rue Morgue

 The first mystery novel ever written, Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, is no ordinary tale. We get to follow Auguste Dupin on his search for an answer to the horrible murders happening late one night on the Rue Morgue. Whoever did it was a vicious assassin, killing two women in the most frightful way. The police and indeed no one else seems to have any idea who could’ve done such a thing, but Dupin isn’t like just anyone. He soon finds a trail to follow and takes the reader along for a terrifying ride.

Poe spins a tale of horror and an absolutely dreadful deed. He leaves awful clues for the reader to follow along with a very sharp-eyed character in Dupin to figure it all out. Despite the frightening plot, the story is beautifully written, with a flowy and poetic language. It’s an interesting story with a dark twist and a very unlikely villain. A classic for a reason, Poe’s work is excellent and I highly recommend it!