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The Beautiful Cigar Girl : Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder
by Daniel Stashower


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 murder of Mary Rogers in "The Mystery of Marie Rogt."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780425217825
  • ISBN-10: 0425217825
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: December 2007
  • Page Count: 386


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