“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.
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.
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.