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The Beautiful Cigar Girl

The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder

Book - 2006
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Daniel Stashower, the Edgar Award-winning author of the highly acclaimed Arthur Conan Doyle biography Teller of Tales, delivers a gripping true story of murder and media mania--including the controversial involvement of Edgar Allan Poe--in 1840s New York. Halftone photos throughout.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006.
ISBN: 9780525949817
052594981X
Characteristics: viii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 21, 2018

The 1841 murder of a beautiful young woman piqued the interest of Edgar Allan Poe. The gruesome details of the murder, and the subsequent investigation became the inspiration for “The Mystery of Marie Roget”.

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