This book contains Edgar Allen Poe’s 1842 short story, “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt”. Starring the famous young detective C. Auguste Dupin, it is the tale of the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt, a perfume shop employee who is found dead in the Seine River. Through his mastery of ratiocination and in spite of media sensationalism, Dupin determines that a boat must be located in order to track down the singular culprit. A tense and gripping story by the father of detective fiction, “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” is highly recommended for lovers of genre, and is not to be missed by fans of Poe’s fantastic work. Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.