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The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
The Beautiful Cigar Girl Mary Rogers Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder
Author: Daniel Stashower
On July 28, 1841, the body of Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar girl, was found floating in the Hudson-and New York's unregulated police force proved incapable of solving the crime. One year later, a struggling writer named Edgar Allan Poe decided to take on the case-and sent his fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, to solve the baffling mu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425217825
ISBN-10: 0425217825
Publication Date: 12/4/2007
Pages: 384
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3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder on
Helpful Score: 4
This is an awesome book it tells the story of The beautiful Cigar girl Mary Rogers,and her murder and it also tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe, and how the two mix together when he write his story Marie Roget. If you liked "The Devil In The White City" You will love this.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was hoping for more text and story on Poe but this was very heavily written (think 1850s America) and focused more on the overall development of the "murder mystery." Not what I was looking for.
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