A good exercise in thinking; Poe shares some of his thoughts on how one might investigate intelligently. Poe created the genre of detective stories as we know it today, most famously in the private sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle admits that his formula was to follow the paradigm invented by Poe: the super-intelligent private citizen accompanied by a bumbling sidekick, in the aid of a smart but overwhelmed police official, in the face of a mystery that needed to be solved. Poe's three stories all feature C. Auguste Dupin, with his sidekick narrator telling the tales of The Purloined Letter, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and the most ambitious of Poe's work, based on a real murder case, The Mystery of Marie Roget.
Because of the nature of the mysteries, the editor has used "humanist" pronouns for the third person singular, in order to avoid assuming that the culprit is male. Art is by Diego Marcial Rios.
ISBN 978-0-942208-15-3. 128pp. softbound.