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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
ISBN 13: 9780425217825
ISBN 10: 425217825
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2007-12-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $21.00
 
 

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 Rogêt."

The Washington Post - Timothy J. Gilfoyle

Stashower deftly combines his talents as a novelist, mystery writer and biographer in The Beautiful Cigar Girl.