Read Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and check out the Tea, Tonic, and Toxin podcast!
New Mystery and Thriller Book Club and Podcast
Introducing Tea, Tonic, and Toxin, a new book club and podcast for people who are (or will soon be) obsessed with mysteries and thrillers. Each month, your hosts, Carolyn Daughters and Sarah Harrison, will discuss a game-changing story or novel in the mysteries and thrillers genre.
Starting with “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” we’ll move, one by one, through novels from the 19th and 20th centuries and see firsthand how the genre evolved. The mysteries and thrillers we choose will offer opportunities for education and lively discussion, along with exceptional entertainment value.
IN A NUTSHELL: Let’s read, discuss, and start at the very beginning with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which many believe to be the first modern detective story.
What Happened in the Rue Morgue?
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a short story set in Paris sometime between 1800 and 1841. In the story, a woman and her daughter are brutally murdered. The fourth-floor room where the murders occurred is locked from the inside. The police are stumped.
C. Auguste Dupin, a brilliant young man of noble birth but diminished financial means, reads detailed newspaper accounts of the crime, and puts his mental faculties to the test, using his power of reason (his armchair detective skills) to do what the police cannot — solve the mystery.
About the Tea, Tonic, and Toxin Book Club and Podcast
WHAT TO READ: “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
READING TIME: 1 hour
RELEASE DATE: January 2022