Edgar Allan Poe
The first of these Tales of Mystery and Horror begins with the most puzzling of murders... Dupin's brilliant powers of analysis always reached ingenious conclusions. So, when he read about THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, Dupin was keen to search the crime scene. Newspapers portrayed the locked apartment as impossible to escape from, making the case so mysterious. Inside, there was a blood-smeared razor, locks of grey human hair, an opened safe and bags of money. Then a grisly discovery was made, distracting the police but leaving Dupin to investigate the small details that had gone unnoticed...