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jt's random factoid o'the day #5

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by john turner, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    along with his fame (and genius) for horror stories, edgar allan poe is also considered the father of the detective mystery.

    with his three stories : the purloined letter, the mystery of marie roget and murders in the rue morgue, he established a blue print that not only influenced other authors (sir arthur conan doyle called him "the model for all time"), but also influenced the development of modern forensic science.

    much like the inspiration provided by jules verne and h.g. wells to their more mundane scientist contemporaries and scientists since, poe, and especially conan doyle (who derived large parts of the blueprint for sherlock holmes almost entirely from poe's c. auguste dupin) served as an inspiration to those in the field of forensic science working on developing new techniques and procedures.
  2. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Old school .
  3. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Also, the short story by Clive Barker "(New) Murders in the Rue Morgue" is excellent, everyone should read it!
  4. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Interestingly, Edgar Allan Poe was also widely reknowned in his local community for being an adept crime fighter and fugitive tracker. This gave rise to the first known use of the phrase "quick get out of here, its the Poe Poe".
  5. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas


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