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The beautiful cigar girl : Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the invention of murder

Author: Daniel Stashower
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©2006.
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Traces the July 1841 murder investigation that was marked by sensational media coverage and the debut of Edgar Allen Poe, whose short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" associated him with the crime.
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Stashower, Daniel.
Beautiful cigar girl.
New York : Dutton, ©2006
(OCoLC)607797776
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Mary Rogers; Mary 1820-1841 Rogers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Stashower
ISBN: 052594981X 9780525949817
OCLC Number: 70199824
Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Descent into maelstrom --
A gallant gay Lothario --
I tremble for the consequence --
Left home on Sunday --
Very clever with his pen --
A person of chastity --
The dead house --
The sable divinity of night --
The committee of concerned citizens --
A most notorious scoundrel --
The lost hour --
Crackpots and gossipists --
The murder thicket --
A somewhat wasted heart --
A wave of crimson --
A series of coincidences --
A mansion built on baby skulls --
The vanishing rowboat --
At variance with truth --
It may not be improper to record --
The imp of the perverse --
Epilogue: One last wild cry.
Responsibility: Daniel Stashower.

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Traces the July 1841 murder investigation that was marked by sensational media coverage and the debut of Edgar Allen Poe, whose short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" associated him with the crime.

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