Subject : American Literature
Roll No : 12
Prepared by : Krupali K Lewade
•Submitted to :
SMT. S.B.GARDI DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Meaning of Detective & Detective
Characteristic of Detective story.
Edgar Allen Poe as father of
Purloined Letter as a Detective
Detective & Detective
Detective :- A person, especially a
police officer ,
Whose occupation is to investigate &
solve the crime.
Detective story, type of popular
literature in which crime is
introduced and investigate.
A Detective must be Memorable.
A crime must be significant.
A criminal must be worthy opponent.
All suspects must available.
All clues must be available.
Solution must be logical.
Edgar Allen Poe as Father of Detective
• Poe is considered as
inventor of the
• Detective story must
• In just three stories
he created amateur
The Murders In The Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Title of the story suggest that it is about Letter.
Letter belong to an unnamed female.
Letter contents are being used by Minister -D to
blackmail the women.
Prefect is still searching for the Letter.
He offers Dupin 50,000 Fances for Letter.
Dupin produced Letter.
Dupin explains that Minister-D knew
that police detective would have
assumed that the Blackmailer would have
concealed the letter in elaborate hiding
Letter was hide in plain sight.
This shows quality of Detective.