Monday, February 06, 2012
Monday Mystery- Edgar Allan Poe
He was orphaned young and raised by an affluent merchant and his wife. He was in and out of the army and West Point being dishonorably discharged. He raised money to publish a book of his poems from donations from his West Point friends.
Years of disappointing jobs, being paid miserably for his work, and the death of his wife sent him into the bottle.
Poe's detective in his mysteries was C. Auguste Dupin who lived at No. 33 Rue Dunot, Faubourg-St. Germain. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is considered the first locked-room mystery.
He wrote one mystery based on an actual case it was "The Mystery of Marie Roget".