FIRST DETECTIVE STORY IN THIS DAY IN 1841

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George Rex Graham, founder of Graham’s Magazine,hired Edgar
Allan Poe as a critic and editor in February 1841 at an annual salary
of $800. The magazine was the first to publish Poe’s first detective
story "
The Murders in the Rue Morgue", Poe left Graham’s employ
in April 1842 but still made occasional contributions.

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George R. Graham

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Title page for Graham’s Magazine, June 1852

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