He introduced the amatuer detective who became the bane of the police in just three stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", The Mystery of Marie Roget", "The Purloined Letter". He also began the practice of "The Rules of the Game", first of all being the detective must play fair by presenting all the clues.
Arthur Conan Doyle was said to admit he used Monsieur Dupin as the model for his detective. Linda Fairstein's, Entombed: A Novel (Alexandra Cooper), is set in 19th century Greenwich Village in the brownstone where Edgar Allan Poe once lived.
Sources: The History of Mystery and The Worlds Best Detective Crime and Murder Mystery Books.com
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