Pandemic Reading List 2021 – The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Over Lockdown I decided that I would use this time to learn new things. I therefore took part in a number of free online Future Learn courses. For one of the courses I was required to read The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe.

I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy a book that I was told to read, however I was pleasantly surprised.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is seen as the original murder mystery story that has a super intelligent “Detective” and a bumbling Police Force. In the early 19th Century when this was written, this was something unique to write about.

Whilst it is a short story, it kept my interest throughout with the little bits of information that kept being added. To put the book into “todays” context it has a Holmes/ Watson vibe, however the ‘answer’ at the end is surprising and not something that I would expect from a modern day murder mystery.

It was interesting to read a murder mystery story written by an early 19th Century author as it gives an insight into to what London was like then and also what 19th Century readers were reading.

Overall I enjoyed this book and was glad that I was introduced to it.

Rated 4/5

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