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why are edgar allan poes life and work associated with mystery?
-- Anonymous, October 23, 2000
Perhaps it had a lot to do with the success of his originality and creativity in infusing a tired genre of literature with an excitement and vitality that no other author of the time was capable. His tale of buried treasure, "The Gold Bug" created quite a sensation at the time of its publication and required several reprints. Then, his introduction of the brilliant French sleuth C. Auguste Dupin with his intuitive and deductive reasoning to resolve unsolvable mysteries clearly established Poe as the premier mystery writer. Hence today's "Edgar" award. : )
-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000