PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe: the father of the Mystery/Detective story! This astonishing author, with a horribly unhappy life and mysterious death, invented the modern Science Fiction short story, the modern Mystery/Detective short story, and the private detective, as well as being one of the leading poets and literary critics in American history, very influential on European literature, especially through French translation. Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe @ MGrost * Stories featuring the world's first Private Detective, C. August Dupin: * "Muders in the Rue Morgue" [1841] recommended * "Mystery of Marie Roget" [1842] recommended * "Purloined Letter" [1844] recommended In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "P" stands for Phosphorus. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "P" stands for Edgar Allen Poe! Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]