Synopses & Reviews
The city of Paris wakes to news of a shocking double murder, and whats worse, it seems to have been impossible: the upper-story room was locked from the inside, and though witnesses heard the murderer speak, it was in an unknown language! With an innocent man imprisoned and the police stumped, only Dupin and his ingenious mind can unravel the puzzle. Also features thrilling adaptations of The Mystery of Mary Roget and The Gold Bug, two classics of the mystery genre.
"Classics Illustrated always had the goods. Looks like it still does." — NEWSWEEK "Highly imaginative art and adaptations." — DIAMOND GALLERIES SCOOP
C. Auguste Dupin, literatures first detective, gets the Classics Illustrated treatment in this moody, atmospheric adaptation of his first mystery.
About the Author
Edgar Allan Poe
was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Jean David Morvan is a French comics writer who has been nominated for two Angoulême Youth Comics awards. His work has previously appeared in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #4 "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #6 "The Three Musketeers".