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The Beautiful Cigar Girl Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

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Published by Berkley Trade .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American - General,
  • Murder - General,
  • Mystery & Detective Fiction,
  • True Crime / General,
  • General,
  • True Crime,
  • True Crime / Espionage

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9496858M
ISBN 100425217825
ISBN 109780425217825
OCLC/WorldCa149010721

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The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder is a whodunit that not only investigates a violent killing, but provides entree into the desperate, impoverished and imagined world of Poe. Young, beautiful Mary Rogers is a clerk in a New York tobacco emporium. Author Daniel Stashower talks about his latest non-fiction book, "Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder," at his home in Bethesda, Md., on   I found Daniel Stashower’s THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL: MARY ROGERS, EDGAR ALLAN POE, AND THE INVENTION OF MURDER in the true-crime section of a local bookstore. But this is so much more than the story of a crime—it’s a slice of life in a time and place that is both eerily familiar and completely foreign. For a while, chapters alternate between the murder investigation and the life of Poe. But eventually, the two converge. Mary Rogers, by universal assent, was a beautiful young woman who worked in a cigar shop. Men—not all of them smokers—flocked to the store. But Mary’s life was not untroubled.

Mary Rogers, the beautiful cigar girl, was so well known in Manhattan that when she went missing for several days in the New York newspapers reported her disappearance, suspecting suicide or foul play. Mary had only been visiting friends without telling her mother.   The mysterious murder of Mary Rogers, known in the penny press as the “Beautiful Cigar Girl,” in the summer of remains one of New York City’s most infamous unsolved : Allison Meier.   Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. The beautiful cigar girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the invention of murderPages: The Story of Beautiful Girl Rachel Simon, Grand Central Publishing pp. ISBN Summary It is Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge.