Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Featuring the fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin

The unnamed narrator is discussing with the famous Parisian amateur detective C. Auguste Dupin some of his most celebrated cases when they are joined by the Prefect of the Police. The Prefect has a case he would like to discuss with Dupin.  A letter has been stolen from the boudoir of an unnamed female by the unscrupulous Minister D. It is said to contain compromising information. D was in the room, saw the letter, and switched it for a letter of no importance. He has been blackmailing his victim.

Printing History
Written by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Gift for 1845
December 19844

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Scott, that's a classic! One of the original detective stories!