Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe's 1st Detective

Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe's 1st Detective

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by Paul Kane, Charles Prepolec
     
 

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Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and established many literary devices used in future fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Beyond Rue Morgue invites its authors to continue Dupin’s exploits, while retaining that touch of the… See more details below

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Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and established many literary devices used in future fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Beyond Rue Morgue invites its authors to continue Dupin’s exploits, while retaining that touch of the strange and macabre for which Poe’s work is so well known.

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Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
Execution doesn't match concept in this uneven anthology, which includes Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and nine stories inspired by that classic tale introducing C. Auguste Dupin, the prototypical eccentric sleuth, whose brilliance is chronicled by an admiring sidekick. In Mike Carey's sly and witty "The Sons of Tammany," easily the volume's best entry, political cartoonist Thomas Nast narrates Dupin's experiences in 1870 New York City investigating the death of 20 men working on constructing the Brooklyn Bridge. While the authorities are quick to write off the fatalities as accidental, Dupin quickly ascertains the truth and the motive behind the crimes. Given that Dupin was created to be the master rational problem-solver, readers may be disappointed that some selections are thrillers rather than whodunits. Other contributors include Clive Barker, Simon Clark, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, and Lisa Tuttle. (July)
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“A great collection of shorts.” – Retrenders    

“It's an impressive project that, as far as I'm concerned, was a full success. I highly recommend getting it...one of the most interesting Titan Books releases in recent memory.” – Trash Mutant 

“Some stories are crafted so well that you never really see the end coming.” – Geek Mundo 

“An interesting and unique homage to the world’s first literary detective.” – Paper Droids 

“This was a very enjoyable collection of stories that ranged from straight-up mysteries to macabre tales of supernatural horror. Highly recommended.” – Fandom Post 

“Beyond Rue Morgue is a brilliant collection for those who delight in the tales of Edgar Allen Poe, or just like their detective fiction a bit more on the macabre side of things.” – Geek Girl Project 

“All you really need to know is that these are all well-crafted stories deserving of your time. This is a must have.” – Horror Novels 

“Mystery fans will love following Dupin’s deductions and trying to guess ahead of him. If you like a bit of horror, there’s plenty of that too. Beyond Rue Morgue is an excellent collection for anyone who loves a bit of mystery in life.” – With An Accent 
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781161760
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
07/09/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
253,833
File size:
2 MB

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