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I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Well written.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales - Edgar Allan Poe, Matthew Pearl

An interesting short novella from Edgar Allen Poe.


While reading it I realized I must have read it before, as I started to guess the solution and that is truly impossible without knowing it.

What I mean by this is, that the solution is precluded by hints and enough different facts to give the impression that the reader can reach the conclusion with thinking it through like the genius analyst/investigator himself.

But as said, the solution is so ludicrous that it is impossible to really guess it in my opinion.


But still - very smooth writing, interesting and also a quick read.


It feels like a sketch, lin comparison to other detectives in novels like Poirot or even Sherlock Holmes.


Enjoyable enough.