Book Review: Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1st Detective

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Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1st Detective

Edited by Paul Kane and Charles Prepolec
324 pp. Titan Books
$14.95

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is used as the template for detectives with amazing memory, visual, and deductive skills. There have been many recent TV shows based on this type of character – “Monk”, “Psych”, “The Mentalist”, “Unforgettable”, “Lie to Me” – all shows with a lead character exhibiting hyper deductive, hyper observant skills. Even shows in the CSI realm depend on this type of behavior, although they use questionable science and computer techniques to produce such deductions. There are even two Sherlock Holmes shows set in the modern day – “Elementary” and “Sherlock”. Holmes must surely be the original!

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