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Poe, Father of Detective Fiction

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Poe is the unchallenged creator of the modern detective story. Virtually all of the conventions we recognize today originated in his writings. Sherlock Holmes may have referred disparagingly to Dupin, but Arthur Conan Doyle himself acknowledged his debt to Poe.

The Dupin Trilogy:

Other Tales of Ratiocination:


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