TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Who Wrote the First Detective Story?

April 20, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - On April 20, 1841, Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine publishes what is generally considered to be the first detective story.

What famous writer penned it?

Answer

Edgar Allen Poe’s story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appeared in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine on April 20, 1841. 

According to the History Channel, the tale – which describes the extraordinary “analytical power” used by Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin to solve a series of murders in Paris – is generally considered to be the first detective story.

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