This Day In History ~~~ Edgar Allen Poe writes the First Detective Novel in 1841

 

Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe

 

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is the title of the very first detective novel ever written. The novel written by Edgar Allen Poe had been published in 1841 and paved the way for many other writers and novelists to create detective stories.

 

An Early Movie based on Poe's Book, 1932
An Early Movie based on Poe’s Book, 1932

 

The most popular detective novels in history are those from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes first appeared in Doyle’s novels in “A Study in Scarlet” in 1887. Later Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” detective series hit the stands in the 1920’s. By the 1930’s the mainstream¬†writers of their time made popular novels, magazines and books an every day thing for mystery readers.¬†

 

The First Detective Novel in History is written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1847
The First Detective Novel in History is written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1841

 

Throughout history the book, turned movie had many turns at being on the big screen. Even as late as the 1980’s a movie for the big screen was made featuring George C. Scott and Val Kilmer.

Timothy Walker is a writer and photographer living in Davao City, Philippines
Timothy Walker is a writer and photographer living in Davao City, Philippines

 

 

 

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