Cold Reads celebrates Writer of the Month for August! For the next
four weeks, we will be studying the works of Edgar Allan Poe and
celebrating his massive contributions to the horror genre.
Edgar Allan Poe is known for many
things, one of which is being one of the leading voices in
American Gothic literature. But his work in creating detective
fiction as we know it today (along with the likes of Voltaire and
E.T.A. Hoffman) is usually overlooked in favor of his more macabre
pieces. Without Poe's help, sleuths such as Sherlock Holmes and Sam
Spade may never have come into existence. "The Murders in the Rue
Morgue" marks the first appearance of Poe's famous detective C.
Auguste Dupin in a tale of homicide gone completely wild.(read more...)