Goodreads Monday – 18th Nov 2019

Hi all!

Thought I’d try my hand at Goodreads Monday this week. This meme was originally started by Lauren’s Page Turners, and involves picking a book from your Goodreads TBR list and explaining why you want to read it. A few days ago I was super excited to receive a new book to review from Netgalley and I thought I’d get all of my excitement out here! This week’s book is: The Paris Mysteries, Deluxe Edition by Edgar Allan Poe.


Three macabre and confounding mysteries for the first and greatest of detectives, Auguste Dupin.

An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail – three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city’s police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates – can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed?

These three stories from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe are some of the most influential ever written, widely praised and credited with inventing the detective genre. This edition contains: ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’ and ‘The Purloined Letter’.

Why I want to read this book…

In addition to the amazing cover (I’m a sucker for classic book covers – the fancier, the better!), I have been a fan of Poe for a seriously long time. His completed works sit on my bookshelf right beside Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and Dame Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. There really aren’t many things that impress me as much as a well-written and thought out mystery, and I absolutely cannot wait to see where it all began!

The Paris Mysteries, Deluxe Edition will be published in April, 2020 – so any fellow Poe fans keep an eye out for a review in the not so distant future!

//Are you a fan of mystery? What’s your favourite?//


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