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why does edgar allan poe is consider like the father of the detective short-storie?
-- Anonymous, June 03, 2000
His short story from 1849, "Murders in the Rue Morgue", is by many considered as the first detective story, where Chevalier Dupin is the "Sherlock Holmes"-type, who carefully studies all details in retrospect of the murder, and by denouncing all other possibilities reaches the correct and only plausible answer to the mystery.
The reason he is considered the father, is probably that this was the first one which undoubtedly is a detective story - you can see where Arthur Conan Doyle has got his ideas. I'm sure that there are many who disagree, because the term "detective story", is somewhat vague.
-- Anonymous, June 04, 2000