Daily Trivia: The world’s first detective story

The world’s first detective story was published on 20th April, 1841. It was called The Murders in the Rue Morgue and it was written by Edgar Allan Poe who created mystery’s first fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin.

The story introduced many of the elements of mysteries that are still popular today: the genius detective, the not-so-smart sidekick, the plodding policeman, and the use of the red herring to lead readers off the track.


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