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Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)

     Edgar Allen Poe originated the novel of detection. Perhaps his best-known tale in this genre is The Gold Bug (1843), about a search for buried treasure. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), The Mystery of Marie Rogt (1842-1843), and The Purloined Letter (1844) are regarded as predecessors of the modern mystery, or detective, story. Poe is honored by stamps from the United states and Hungary.

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     Other authors of mystery or detective fiction who appear on stamps include Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton,  Ngaio Marsh, and George Simenon, and Agatha Christie,

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

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G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

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