Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe's 1st Detective

by Paul Kane, Charles Prepolec | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1781161755 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/27/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I found this softcover at a local Dollar store, and thought it looked fun: an anthology based on the further adventures of Poe's ur-detective, Dupin. The book opens with Poe's original tale - a nice inclusion, for the benefit of those who may not have encountered it before - and goes on to feature tales by a variety of authors, including some favorites of mine.

The stories themselves vary, from further-adventures-of-Dupin to tales about some purported descendant of the great detective. Many also have appearances by historical figures, from Boss Tweed to Pancho Villa. Among my favorites:

Joe R. Lansdale's "The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning," in which the original Dupin is pitted against some Lovecraftian eldritch horrors.

Elizabeth Massie's "From Darkness, Emerged, Returned," in which a great-granddaughter of Dupin is living an isolated life in her New York apartment, never daring to step outside. But she has fallen in love with a local tradesman whom she can observe from her window, and when he is found murdered she desires to solve the case. Nicely twisted psychological suspense here.

Clive Barker's "New Murders in the Rue Morgue," told by a man whose family tradition has it that his own grandfather told Poe the story that became Poe's "Rue Morgue," and who is now trying to track down the original crime - if it did in fact exist. But, this being Barker, things go very, very wrong, and in an unexpected manner!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Bridge St. (see notes) in Pelham, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (3/18/2018 UTC) at Bridge St. (see notes) in Pelham, New Hampshire USA

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