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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An anthology of stories based around the very first mystery detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, created by Edgar Allan Poe.

Dupin famously featured in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1841), then went on to star in two more investigations, 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' (1842) and 'The Purloined Letter' (1844).

The anthology will

Overview

An anthology of stories based around the very first mystery detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, created by Edgar Allan Poe.

Dupin famously featured in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1841), then went on to star in two more investigations, 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' (1842) and 'The Purloined Letter' (1844).

The anthology will include the original 1841 story and Clive Barker's sequel, 'New Murders in the Rue Morgue' (which was first published in his Books of Blood series) to bookend the stories.

Conributors: Guy Adams, Steve Volk, Thomas Monteleone, Lisa Tuttle, Simon Clark, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Ed Gorman, Jonathan Mayberry, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse and Clive Barker

Editorial Reviews

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)
From the Publisher
“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 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781161760
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
442,259
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Paul Kane is the award-winning and bestselling author of many books, including the Arrowhead Trilogy, The Gemini Factor, The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and The Butterfly Manand Other Stories. He is also the co-editor of Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. His work has been optioned for film and television and his story 'Dead Time' was adapted as New Year's Day for the NBC show Fear Itself by Steve '30 Days of Night' Niles. His website, Shadow Writer, has featured Guest Writers such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Charlaine Harris and Robert Kirkman.

Charles V. Prepolec was born in 1966 and is a native of Calgary, AB, Canada. He is a freelance writer, editor and reviewer. His articles, interviews, artwork and reviews have appeared in various fanzines and he has edited five Sherlock Holmes anthologies.

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VicG More than 1 year ago
Paul Kane & Charles Prepolec in their book, “Beyond Rue Morgue” published by Titan Books have edited an anthology of stories based around the very first mystery detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, created by Edgar Allan Poe. From the Back Cover:  Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murder in the Rue Morgue” introduced the world to its first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin.  Now Dupin’s legacy continues in  brand-new tales of ratiocination, mystery and the macabre.  Experience the further exploits of Dupin as he faces enemies both human and otherworldly; follow the adventures of his grandson, the Pinkerton detective; learn the fate of Dupin’s great-granddaughter; discover how Dupin connects his creator, Poe, with Sherlock Holmes; and more! Featuring original stories from Steve Volk, Lisa Tuttle, Simon Clark, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Ed Gorman, Jonathan Maberry, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse and Clive Barker. Before there was Sherlock Holmes there was Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin.  Sadly Mr. Poe only featured him in three stories, the first of which is included in this volume. Paul Kane & Charles Prepolec have rescued us from this Dupin vacuum and given us nine new stories.  Are all of them great?  No.  They range from great to ah okay.  That is my opinion yours may be different the good news is we have nine new stories no matter how we judge the quality.  There are some wonderful mysteries presented here and great fun to read and try to solve.  I say try to because I think only Dupin or his genealogy can solve these crimes.   I assure you if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan then you will enjoy these stories.  If you are a Dupin fan then you are going to be thrilled.  I hope that Titan will bring us more anthologies like this one. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”