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Friday, October 7, 2011

Detective Stories and Poe

"Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?"
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of "Sherlock Holmes"
On this date in history, October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty years old.  He wrote poetry, horror stories, and science fiction.  He is considered today by many as the father of the modern detective story.


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