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    Throughout the years detective stories have changed due to the time period and what was socially acceptable. For instance, at one point in time women were only seen as the damsel in distress even in detective stories. Whereas now in the remake of Sherlock Holmes the character played by Rachel McAdams has a huge role in helping solve cases. Another difference, although this depends on the writer, is at what point the actual murder takes place whether it is at the beginning of the story or the end. Edgar

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    Detective stories that have been published over the years all contain dramatic elements that the reader has come to expect. These conventions that Aydelotte discussed in The Dectective Story as a Historical Source are especially ever present in Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue and they shed light on the concerns of the people of the time. Primarily, readers read detective stories because they expect a dramatic event to happen whether that be criminal activity or more prominently,

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    There are two kinds of detective stories. Though they may intermingle (and often do), many fall squarely on one side of the line or the other. Some murder mysteries choose to focus on the details of the crime itself; the footprint left at the crime scene, the method of the murder, etc. Usually in these stories a brilliant detective comes in and solves the crime with hardly a thought towards 'why'. The other type of detective fiction often has elements of the first type, but chooses to primarily focus

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    what extent do the detective fiction stories looked at imitate The Murders in the Rue Morgue in terms of the character and the creation of tension? Question: To what extent do the detective fiction stories looked at imitate 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' in terms of the character and the creation of tension? This essay will explain, discuss and examine the effects of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' had on other authors writing detective stories during the 19th century

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    Mysterious Motives: How Lying and Deceit Shape Detective Stories The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett both exemplify classic detective stories. With secrets and red herrings behind every corner, Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes try to pinpoint a culprit and solve a case. However, their stories become more complicated when their own secrets are thrown into the mix. When it comes murder, everyone has something to hide, and anyone could

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    the form of long-lasting legacies. Effect on Detective Stories. As previously mentioned, Poe essentially singlehandedly created the detective story with his 1841 piece “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” establishing unspoken rules and tropes still currently associated with the genre (Montague 167). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the legendary 1892 collection of short stories The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, once said: “Where was the detective story before Poe breathed the breath of life into it

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    “Grandpa Matthew can you tell me one of your detective stories?” Jenny asked. “Oh all right, I’ll tell you the one where one of my partners betrayed me,” I said, “Okay here we go.” It was a dark and foggy summer night when the act happened and I was just about to go to bed when the phone rang--- Ring, Ring, Ring. I thought to myself why it was ringing this late at night. I got out of bed and went to the phone and picked it up. “Detective Matthew we have an assignment for you and your partners, we

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    It was yet another slow day at Detective Villy's precinct. He and his partner Detective Vanilla were so bored of the lack of work that they ended up working on cold cases. "Take a look at this one." Vanilla told Villy as she handed him a folder."It's dated not too long ago." "Interesting" replied Villy. This is only dated back two weeks. In fact, this is a rather weird case." "Let me get this straight so several resident on Plage Street came and filed a report on missing jewelry, and they all have

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    A well written detective story, with all aspects of economic ideals that ties with the mystery. This professor taught his students about economic reasoning and focused on learning more in depth knowledge about the subject economics; his name was Henry Spearman. Him and his wife pidge, went to a place called Cinnamon Bay Plantation for a vacation layaway. Along this trip on the island they encounter many people. Justice Foote and his wife. Jay Pruitt and his wife, Ricky lemans a black man that ran

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    It was time to take the prisoner to court. Detective Chen had been picked to drop off the prisoner at court. On their way there the car behind him had hit him in the rear. Detective Chen’s car toppled over and was upside down. He saw movement and saw that the prisoner was trying to get out. Detective Chen’s partner Detective Xander kicked open the car door and took out his gun and started shooting. “Chen hurry up and get out, yelled Xander.” Right when Chen got out Xander had gotten shot. Xander

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