The Dupin Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe

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On the Barely Bookish Podcast, we covered two of the three Dupin Mysteries by Edgar Allen Poe and had so much fun. Make sure to listen to the full episode to get all the juicy details from Leanna Renee Hieber.

This is such a fun detective story and I really enjoyed watching the way things unravel. Honestly, with the way Edgar Allan Poe’s story unravels, I cannot guess the ending until he’s handfed all of the juicy details to me, which is why I think it’s so good.

Complete Collection of The Dupin Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe

There are three stories that feature Chevalier Auguste Dupin, but I am only covering the first two so far on the Barely Bookish podcast. However, all the stories are below:

  1. The Murder in the Rue Morgue
  2. The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
  3. The Purloined Letter

If you’re a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe, you’ll enjoy these. This is the first work of his I have read since I was in high school and I very much enjoyed it.

The Murder in the Rue Morgue

This is the first story where we are introduced to our fictional detective, Auguste Dupin. Dupin meets our narrator after they continuously run into each other in a bookshop and after hanging out for honestly no time at all, they move in together. Like besties do, they decide to solve violent murders because they are bored.

Without going into too much detail, a mother and a daughter were murdered, but it’s a puzzling crime as there seems to be no way that the murderer could’ve escaped with everything being locked up tight. Leave it to our boy to get to the bottom of it.

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

This is a story that was inspired by a real mystery, the murder of Mary Rogers, a cigar girl who was killed in New York City. This woman’s murder is still unsolved and is discussed in a chapter of Leanna’s book,  A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts (Amazon). The thing I like the most is the way Edgar Allan Poe critiques the different ways people hypothesize that she was murdered. It adds such an interesting layer to the story.

Want more mysteries? Check out The Queen of Mystery with my list of the best Agatha Christie books as well. Also, make sure the rest of the books I’ve covered on the Barely Bookish podcast as well.

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