The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

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XIX Century. The barbaric murder of two women, mother and daughter, takes place in an apartment in a populous street in Paris. The first investigations do not give any result, evidencing the impotence of the police to clarify the facts.

Finally, an amateur detective, M. Dupin, takes charge of the matter and, after intense and brilliant investigation, offers an extraordinary explanation.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue, is one of the most important detective stories of Edgar Allan Poe and with which he would lay the foundations of much of the black and criminal genre born in the decades following its publication.

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