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This is an auction for THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE & OTHER CRIME STORIES by Edgar Allan Poe.

The stories:

* The Murders in the Rue Morgue

* The Murder of Marie Roget

* The Purloined Letter

* The Gold Bug

* 'Thou Art the Man"

Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune to live on. Years later, Dorothy Sayers would describe “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” as “almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice.” Indeed, Poe’s short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today, the Dupin stories still stand out as unique, utterly engrossing page-turners.

Paperback 2002.

166 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.40(tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • NZ Post or courier$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.40
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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