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Edgar Allen Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers
Crime Daniel Stashower Oneworld 2006 Hardback 304 pages 1851685014 | 9781851685011 | Product code: 88096 In 1841, New York was shocked by the murder of a beautiful cigar salesgirl called Mary Rogers, whose body was found in the Hudson. Months later, Edgar Allan Poe, desperate to repeat the success of his Murders in the Rue Morgue, set his fictional detective Auguste Dupin on the trail of the killer of a thinly-disguised 'Marie Roget'. Here, the novelist and biographer of Conan Doyle, Daniel Stashower weaves together the unsolved crime with the struggles of the sickly, impecunious and driven Poe.