Feeling inspired by spring. Here are some thoughts from Miss Emily on the subject. Thanks to Maria Popova
Today is the 175 anniversary of the publishing of Poe’s book: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, April 20, 1841, proving that a good story never dies!
In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, all of Paris is in shock following the ghastly murder of two women—but with all witnesses claiming to have heard the suspect speak a different language, the police are stumped. When Dupin finds a suspicious hair at the crime scene, and places an advert in the newspaper asking if anyone has lost an “Ourang-Outang,” things take an unexpected turn. In The Mystery of Marie Roget, Dupin and his sidekick undertake to solve the murder of the beautiful young woman who works in a perfume shop, whose body is found floating in the Seine.