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Dupin - the French detective 

Welcome to Dupin Central.   This is a page that renders homage to the American writer Edgar Allan Poe's greatest detective character:  C. Auguste Dupin, of the Faubourg St-Germain in Paris.  

Who is Dupin you may ask?  He is the world's first unofficial consulting detective and became the archetype for Sherlock Holmes.   He preceded Holmes by forty-six years.  Dupin was even mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes Story A Study in Scarlet (1887).   Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) created some of the first detective stories with Dupin:

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue  (1841)
  • The Mystery of Marie Roget  (1842)
  • The Purloined Letter  (1844)

Gérard Dole, author, musician, and historian from Paris has created brilliant new stories of the Parisian amateur detective C. Auguste Dupin that carry on the tradition of the Poe's greatest character.   Don't miss these stories!   This is the House of Usher's recommended reading.

Find them here (in English and French)

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