By Daniel Stashower
A ugly homicide, a surprised urban, and Edgar Allan Poe come to lifestyles with brilliant aspect during this surprising precise tale via award-winning writer Daniel Stashower
On July 28, 1841, the battered physique of a tender lady was once discovered floating within the Hudson River. It used to be quickly came upon to be the beautiful Mary Rogers, a twenty-year-old cigar salesgirl who had long past lacking 3 days prior. via dusk, information of the girl’s demise had unfold and despatched ny right into a spasm of horror and outrage.
within the months that undefined, the grotesque information of the homicide driven American journalism into formerly unimagined geographical regions of lurid sensationalism. yet regardless of media pressures, long island City’s unregulated and disjointed police strength proved not able to mount a good research, and the crime remained unsolved.
A yr after Mary Rogers was once murdered, as public curiosity within the case started to wane, a suffering author named Edgar Allan Poe determined to tackle the case. on the time of the homicide, thirty-one-year-old Poe had lately released his groundbreaking detective tale "The Murders within the Rue Morgue." A yr later, in spite of the fact that, his fortunes had taken a downward flip. determined for achievement, Poe despatched his well-known detective, C. Auguste Dupin, at the case of an entire life: to resolve the baffling homicide of Mary Rogers in "The secret of Marie Rogêt."
In The attractive Cigar Girl, Edgar Award-winning writer Daniel Stashower deftly captures the drama and secret of latest York within the mid-nineteenth century, illuminating the spellbinding crime that remodeled a urban.
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