Comments: 8
I used this one for my Locked Room Mystery square last year.
Ani's Book Abyss 10 months ago
This feels like it would fit Locked Room more than for the Horror square I'm choosing... But I'm guessing the descriptions of the murders are what makes this short story considered a horror--pretty grotesque.
Tannat 10 months ago
Dupin came first though.
Ani's Book Abyss 10 months ago
True, true. I saw on some summaries and reviews saying that Dupin is considered the very first true literary detective.
Tannat 10 months ago
I just couldn't help myself. :)
Holmes (characteristically) has a hissy fit when Watson dares to compare him with Dupin ... :D
Murder by Death 10 months ago
Rightly so - Dupin is absolutely in love with the sound of his own voice. Holmes is much less verbose. ;)
Very true, that's what I most dislike about the Dupin stories, too. Yet other than that, some similarities can't be denied; most importantly, that disconcerting ability to "reason backwards" and respond, totally on point, to a thought never ever vocalized by their respective "Watson." (I guess that one strikes me the most because it's one of the most incredible of their attributes -- and even more so in Dupin than it is in Holmes, because the chain of reasoning, when demonstrated, tends to be much longer and more involved.)